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Graduate Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosopy Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D. in CS) degree, an advanced intensive program offered by the Computer Science Department, is designed to take students to the frontier of knowledge in key areas of computer science.

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The Master of Science Degree

The Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S. in CS) degree, a comprehensive program offered by the Computer Science Department, is designed to give students a thorough foundation in the theory, methodology and techniques of computer science.

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The Master of Applied Mathematical Science Degree

The Master of Applied Mathematical Science (M.A.M.S.) degree, an interdisciplinary program, combines required course work in computer science, mathematics and statistics with a wide variety of options, including courses in other departments.

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Certificate Programs

The Department participates in the Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics program.

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The Department

The Department of Computer Science began in 1984 and has experienced consistent growth over the years. The department currently consists of 20 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 three graduate programs enroll over 100 students. Financial aid possibilities for graduate students include over 25 Departmental Teaching Assistantships and numerous Departmental Research Assistantships as well as a few University-Wide Assistantships .

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 several departments: AI Center, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Mathematics, MIS, 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 , the Atlantic ocean 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 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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