Graduate Education

COVID-19 Update:

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, CS has closed physical administrative offices effective Tuesday March 17, 2020 until further notice. 

Current CS students may contact us via email. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response. 

Staff hours remain the same: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm PST. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our graduate program offers a Master of Science and a PhD in Computer Science. The research interests of our students, and faculty, span a broad cross-section of computer science ranging from bioinformatics, cloud computing, computer architecture, computational science and engineering, database and information systems, foundations and algorithms, intelligent and interactive systems, networks and wireless networks, operating systems and distributed systems, programming languages, quantum computing, software engineering and security. We continue to attract top-quality students from all over the world.

PhD program overview includes overview, required courses, research, teaching assistant requirement, and exams for completion of PhD degree in Computer Science.

M.S. program overview, plan options, required courses, and research for completion of M.S. degree in Computer Science.

COVID-19 Update:

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the UCSB Computer Science department has eliminated the GRE requirement for Fall 2021 applicants.

Computer science graduate program application requirements.

Student financial support overview including, graduate student research, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.

Student handbooks, campus resources, and student organization information.