Graduate Program

The computer science department offers the following graduate degrees:

  • The Master of Science (M.S.) in CS provides intensive preparation in the concepts and techniques related to the design, programming, and application of computing systems. Students acquire a deep understanding of both fundamentals and important current issues in computer science so that they may either obtain productive employment or pursue advanced degrees. 
  • The Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioinformatics provides students an inter-disciplinary training in computational skills to address problems in biological sciences. The program offers two tracks for students from either a traditional biology or computer science background. Coursework requirements will balance disciplinary knowledge. Core courses will cover topics in bioinformatics, genomics, and systems biology.  The program prepares students for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industries, medical research, agriculture, energy, and other emerging industries.     
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in CS  is a research-oriented degree that prepares exceptional students for careers at the cutting edge of academia, industry, and government. With a highly individualized program of study, students acquire a depth of knowledge in their chosen research area coupled with a breadth of knowledge across the discipline. 
  • The Interdisciplinary Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are ideally suited for students seeking inter-disciplinary expertise in Computer Science and another department (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering). Students will have the added flexibility to tailor their program of study based on their desired individualized specialization.

You can visit the NMSU Catalog site for the official departmental catalog entry.