Computer and Information Science: MS, PhD

Computer and Information Science: MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Computer and Information Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences


PROGRAM WEBSITE



FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: February 1


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Computer and Information Science master of science (M.S.) degree program prepares students for ever-expanding career opportunities. Possibilities range from the development of time-critical software for aerospace applications to the design of graphics and animation software to implementation and testing of next-generation Internet protocols. This department has significant offerings in data science, high-performance computing, and distributed systems (i.e., networking). Students have the option of doing an MS thesis, and this option reduces the required number of elective classes.

Program Prerequisites

Strong background in the sciences, preferably in computer science. Students with no computer science background whatsoever should pursue a post baccalaureate degree before applying.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (Minimums: Quantitative - 154/170 - Analytical - 3.0/6.0) (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Computer and Information Science: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Computer and Information Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences


PROGRAM WEBSITE



FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 15


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

6.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The doctor of philosophy in computer and information science is above all a degree of quality that is not conferred simply for the successful completion of a specified number of courses or years of study. It is a degree reserved for students who demonstrate both a comprehensive understanding of computer science and an ability to do creative research. Each Ph.D. student will produce a significant piece of original research, presented in a written dissertation and defended in an oral examination. The expected level of quality is such that one or more conference or journal articles could be based on the research described in the dissertation. Along the way students will likely generate several other research papers, many of them co-authored with their dissertation advisor and other graduate students. The structure of the Ph.D. program described here is intended to facilitate the process of learning how to do research. Throughout the program students will take courses intended to build a foundation of knowledge that is essential for advanced research. During their first year in the program, students begin with work on a directed research project under the close supervision of a faculty member. In the middle stages of the program, students will take fewer courses and spend most of their time building a foundation of knowledge in their research area and learning how to identify and solve open problems under the guidance of the Dissertation Advisory Committee (DAC). The final step is to propose an independent research topic, conduct the research, and then write and defend a dissertation.

Program Prerequisites

Strong background in the sciences, preferably in computer science.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (Minimums: Quantitative - 154/170 - Analytical - 3.0/6.0) (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • CV
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department