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Overview of Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree is a comprehensive, intensive program designed to give students a thorough foundation in the theory, methodology, and techniques of Computer Science. Computer Science also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Applied Mathematical Science (MAMS) degree, which combines required course work in CS, math, statistics, and management science with a wide variety of options including courses in other departments.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhDCS) degree is an advanced, intensive program designed to take students to the frontier of knowledge in key areas of CS.

The Department

The Department of Computer Science began in 1984 and has experienced consistent growth over the years. The department currently consists of 22 faculty members with balanced strengths in theory and practice. Advanced graduate work is available in many areas of computer science (see faculty information). The undergraduate program enrolls several hundred, while the graduate program enrolls roughly 120 students. Financial aid possibilities for graduate students include over Departmental Teaching Assistantships, Departmental Research Assistantships, and Graduate School Assistantships. Course listings may be found at:

The University

In 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state university. The University of Georgia opened its doors in 1801 and is now the hub of a state-wide university system. The University of Georgia is one of the top research universities in the Southeast. It provides an excellent research infrastructure: a library with nearly 3 million holdings, a research division to help faculty with grants, and top flight colleagues in other departments. The Computer Science Department presently has ties with many other departments, centers and institutes, including the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, BIRC, Biochemistry, CCRC Center, Chemistry, CTEGD, Genetics, Geography, IOB, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.

The City

The university is located in Athens, a city of about 100,000 with a relatively low cost of living. Athens is situated in the Piedmont, only a few hours drive from the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains and the Atlantic and the Gulf coastal plains. At 700 feet above sea level, the climate is relatively mild, with an average January low of 33 F and an average July high of 89 F. Excellent outdoor activities are available either in Athens or a short distance away. The city is known for its excellent art, music, and sports. Athens is 65 miles from Atlanta, providing easy access to all of its transportation, entertainment, and shopping facilities.



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