Graduate Programs

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers master's and doctoral degrees through both its Departments in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Graduate degrees are excellent preparation for careers in top corporations or university research centers. Recent graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging positions in such leading corporations as Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo!

Computer Science

The M.S. degree provides a solid foundation in computer science theory and practice, fully preparing students for a career in computing or for further study leading to a doctorate. Advanced undergraduates can also pursue a joint B.S./M.S. in computer science through UAlbany. Computer science graduates can look forward to careers in programming, systems analysis, network administration, database development, security analysis, IT, software engineering, and more. Details about requirements for admission and degree requirements for an M.S. in Computer Science can be found on the departmental web site.

Student and professor working togetherThe Ph.D. program prepares students for productive careers as computer science research scholars in universities, or as computer science researchers in industrial research and development or government agencies. The program develops the student's ability to recognize and formulate significant research problems, to express those using appropriate abstract models, to apply theoretical and/or experimental techniques for their solution, and to transmit the results to the scientific community. Students must have a bachelor’s degree to apply. Other details about admission and degree requirements can be found on the departmental web site.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering provides a student greater breadth and depth within the field, preparing them for positions in industry or for additional study. While a B. S. degree provides a strong, broad foundation, the M.S. degree provides a greater degree of specialization in one of our technical concentration areas of computer engineering, communications and networks, signal and information processing, and electronic circuits and systems. Students can select the thesis option that includes a multiple-semester research project or a non-thesis option. Details about requirements for admission and degree requirements for an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering can be found on the departmental web site.

The Ph.D. program prepares students for research and/or teaching careers in industry, at universities, or in government agencies. Students work closely with an ECE faculty member, performing research that leads to their doctoral dissertation (thesis). The program develops the student's ability to recognize and formulate research problems, apply theoretical and/or experimental techniques to develop a solution, and to transmit the results to the scientific and engineering community. Details about admission and degree requirements can be found on the departmental web site.

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Next Steps

All students including International students can learn more about applying for graduate study from the College and through the Graduate Education Office.

Visit the Graduate Education website for more information about application deadlines and requirements or begin your application process for graduate study today.