Graduate Studies in Computer Science

Director of Graduate Education (DOGE): Dr. Pavan Aduri, pavan@iastate.edu

Graduate Student Services Specialist (Current Student Affairs): Nicole Lewis, nlewis1@iastate.edu. Schedule an appointment here!

Graduate Student Services Specialist (Admissions): Carol Kersey, ckersey1@iastate.edu

Graduate 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)

Policies, Guidelines and Forms

  Link Information
CS Department Graduate Handbook                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Effective Fall 2020

Effective Fall 2019

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.

Spring 2021 - Available Seminars

COMS 610 - Seminar on Applications of Computability Theory

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.
For Teaching Assistants

OECT Program
TA Handbook Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Students interested in Teaching Assistant position are required to attain the necessary OECT level. All teaching assistants must read the handbook for teaching assistants.