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Grad School / Program:

  • Computer Science and Engineering

  • Contact:
  • 3115 Engineering Building
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-353-3148



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • Each year, the department awards approximately 100 BS, 40 MS, and 10 PhD degrees in Computer Science.

    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. Advanced study and research are available in four general areas:

    - Software Systems
    - Intelligent Systems
    - Networking and Ubiquitous Computing
    - Biological Computing

    Our M.S. Program prepares students for professional opportunities as well as for moving on to a Ph.D. program. In completing a M.S. degree, a student has the options of doing a thesis. The thesis option places emphasis on new research. All M.S. students must satisfy breadth requirements as well as taking enough high-level courses.

    The Ph.D. degree, whose bearer is generally regarded as having an expert understanding of a particular area, is appropriate for people who are committed to pursue a deep intellectual commitment in education and research. A Ph.D. program is qualitatively different from a M.S. program. It is an open-ended commitment, normally taking three or more academic years of study and research.

  • Admission Information:
  • The application for admission, application fee, and all the required supporting documents should be received at least two months prior to your desired semester of enrollment (see the deadlines below). All outstanding applicants are automatically considered for graduate assistantships teaching and research), and fellowships.

    A complete application consists of the following:

    - MSU Graduate Application: Please complete the on-line Application for Graduate Studies.
    - College of Engineering Graduate Application
    - Three letters of recommendation:

    Additional application materials:

    - Two official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
    - TOEFL scores
    - GRE General Test
    - Samples of published papers or course project reports (optional).

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://web.cse.msu.edu/

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