Graduate Academics

Graduate Degrees and Programs

PhD Program
Advance your area of interest. Learn from and work with some of the best CS faculty in the world.

MS Program
Illinois Computer Science has a global reputation for developing revolutionary technology—where groundbreaking research addresses real-world problems.

MS In Bioinformatics Program
Our researchers work on core computational biology-related problems, including genomics, proteomics, metagenomics, and phylogenomics.

Master of Computer Science (MCS)
MCS is a professional degree program that allows you to augment your education and accelerate your career by learning from world-class faculty who are advancing the frontiers of computer science.  Take courses on campus or online.

Fifth Year Master's Programs
With the five-year B.S.-M.C.S. and B.S.-M.S. programs, Illinois Computer Science undergraduates can add a master’s degree in only two additional semesters. 

Non-degree Options
The iCAN Computing Fundamentals Certificate allows bachelor's degree-holders in non-CS fields to gain an understanding of computing. 

CS Graduate Student Handbook

CS graduate students policies and procedures.

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Graduate Advising

The Graduate Academic Office, a guiding hand for CS graduate students, assistance is available every weekday.