Graduate Studies in Computer Science


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CS Department Graduate Handbook                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Effective Fall 2023

All students must comply with the policies and procedures laid out in the CS Department Graduate Handbook. They must also meet all listed academic requirements.

NOTE:  Important Information for your POSC.

ISU Graduate College Student Handbook

ISU Graduate Student Handbook                  

All students must comply with the policies and procedurs laid out in the ISU Graduate College Student Handbook. Read this document to understand the graduate program requirements at Iowa State University.

Computer Science Courses


Computer Science Course Descriptions

Schedule of Classes                     

Graduate courses, in particular 600-level courses, may not be offered following the guidelines presented in the course description. For further information about the courses contact the faculty instructor for the course.

Graduate Exams

Research Proficiency Exam Request (PhD)

Preliminary Oral Exam Request (PhD)

Final Oral Exam Request (MS & PhD)

Research Proficiency Exam Checklist

Preliminary Oral Exam Checklist

Final Oral Exam Checklist

Academic Calendar Semester Calendars All students are responsible for following the deadlines present in the academic calendar.

Computer ScienceGraduate Program Learning Goals:

  1. Master core areas of Computer Science (MS, PhD)
  2. Achieve in-depth knowledge in chosen subfield of Computer Science (PhD)
  3. Obtain expertise to perform original research that advances Computer Science (PhD)
  4. Demonstrate ability to communicate technical concepts and research results (MS, PhD)