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. 

Graduate Student Handbook

In-depth policies and procedures for graduate students in PDF format.

Download graduate student handbook

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Graduate Advising

A Guiding Hand for Grads - Our Academic Office is available to assist Illinois CS graduate students every weekday.