Computer Science and Engineering

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Graduate Program Information

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: October 15

Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering program emphasizes research of the highest technical quality that also serves to improve the quality of life. Our research areas include algorithms and theory; artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and robotics; bioinformatics, computational biology, and human health; biometrics and computer vision; complex networks, data mining, and machine learning; computer architecture and nanotechnology; high performance and scientific computing; security and cryptography; software engineering and software systems; wireless, mobile, and embedded systems.

We offer two graduate programs:

  • The Ph.D. program is focused on research and leads to a research career in the academy, industry, or government. Students in the Ph.D. program are generally supported as a research or teaching assistants, take classes part-time, and focus on research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The Ph.D. degree can be completed in three to five years, and is open to students with either a B.S. or M.S. degree.
  • The M.S. program is focused on coursework and results in advanced technical competency in a focused area of computer science. Students in the M.S. program pay tuition, take courses full-time on campus, and complete a two-semester project or thesis. The M.S. degree can be completed in four semesters and is open to students with a B.S. degree.

Read more about graduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics



Graduate Program Coordinator
Joyce Yeats
Telephone: (574) 631-8802
Fax: (574) 631-9260

Director of Graduate Studies
Prof. Greg Madey
Telephone: (574) 631-8802
Fax: (574) 631-9260

Financial Support

Ph.D. Students
Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development
Stipend Support
Health Insurance Subsidy

Cost of Living

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