Illinois Computer Science in Chicago

Unrivaled engineering and computing is now accessible in Chicago.

Continue your education, build your network, and accelerate your career in downtown Chicago with dedicated Computer Science faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners. 

The Grainger College of Engineering is connecting the Illinois Silicon Prairie between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana. Propelling the city into a preeminent and inclusive tech economy. With online and hybrid degrees, internships, and certificate programs, we are supplying Chicago companies with researchers, students, and alumni at the top of their fields.

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Academic Programs in Chicago

Master of Computer Science (MCS)

The professional MCS is offered on-campus and online, with a hybrid option available in downtown Chicago. This non-thesis program may be completed in as little as three semesters. 

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City Scholars

The Grainger College of Engineering offers semester-long internship and accelerator programs for undergraduate students in Chicago's tech sector.

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Corporate partners

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Contact and Location Information

Illinois Computer Science is now conveniently located in downtown Chicago. We are directly west of Willis (Sears) Tower on the banks of the Chicago River, just five blocks from the Kennedy Expressway (I-90).

Department of Computer Science
200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60606

Office of the Department Head
Phone: (217) 333-3426


Mahesh Viswanathan
Associate Head of Chicago Programs and External Partnerships


Olivia Palid
Program Coordinator