Why should you get a graduate degree in CS from CU?

The computer science discipline is very broad ... the job possibilities for computer science graduates are excellent ... what kind of computer science degrees are being offered at the University of Colorado Boulder? We offer three graduate Computer Science degrees.

A considerable amount of information about the department and each of its degree programs is available on this website, which we encourage you to explore. However, we would like to note a few specific facts:

  • Close interaction with faculty: Nearly all Computer Science courses, including undergraduate courses, are taught by regular, rostered Computer Science faculty, rather than by graduate student assistants.
  • Cutting-edge research: Computer Science faculty are performing world-class research, and there are many opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students to become involved.
  • Great job prospect: There are currently 3184 Computer Science alumni working in a wide variety of jobs, in a wide variety of companies and in a wide variety of locations all over the world.

Graduate-level research in several areas makes our program one of the most prominent in the nation.

Research areas include: 

A key area of strength is the collaboration opportunities with other centers and departments - an example being the share of a $250 million gift to the university from the Coleman Institute to develop technologies that will enhance the lives of people with cognitive disabilities. Over the next few years the department will also use four successive awards to improve its computing infrastructure.