Graduate Programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University

MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering MS in Cybersecurity Engineering
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering MS in Data Science and Engineering


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The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University offers a Ph.D. degree program, three master's degree programs, an accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program, and a graduate certificate program:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering (Thesis and Non-Thesis Options) 
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (MS-CYBE). New in the Fall 2018 semester. [ Program Webpage | Program Brochure | Apply Now ]
  • Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering (MS-DSE), Joint Degree with the Department of Mathematics and StatisticsComing soon in the Fall 2019 semester. [ Download MS-DSE Program BrochureApply Now ]
  • Gradaute Certificate Program in Cybersecurity Engineering. Coming soon in the Fall 2019 semester. [ Download the Certificate Program Flyer | Apply Now ]
  • Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program in Computer Science and Software Engineering (ABM-CSSE). Coming soon in the Fall 2019 semester.

All graduate degrees involve creative research working closely under a faculty member and advanced courses in students' areas of interests to build on undergraduate knowledge and skills. The Master of Science thesis option requires a research project, the completion and defense of a thesis and a final examination. The non-thesis option allows students to earn this degree through course work, including an optional capstone engineering project. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering program is to equip students with the advanced education required to analyze, develop, investigate, protect, and defend computer information systems. The Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering program prepares students to pursue careers in data science and engineering, where valuable insights are derived from massive amount of raw data. The graduate certificate program in Cybersecurity Engineering focuses on analysis, development, investigation, protection, and defending of computer information systems. The doctorate program entails a qualifying examination that covers graduate materials and a general examination over the major and minor fields, a dissertation that demonstrates quality scholarship and investigation and a final examination on the dissertation and related subjects.

The department currently has over 765 undergraduate majors and 149 graduate students. It offers bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Wireless Engineering. The students within the department are quite involved professionally, as evidenced by active chapters of ACM, IEEE-CS, and UPE. The faculty is committed to a balanced program in both instruction and research, with the goal of achieving excellence in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Parallel Computation, Computer Networks, Database, Operating Systems, Language Theory and Compilers, Human/Computer Interaction, Multimedia, E-commerce, and Hardware/Software Codesign, Information Assurance, Network Security, Wireless Engineering

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Graduate study in computer science and software engineering provides students with opportunities to further their education through advanced courses in their areas of interest, and to exercise and sharpen skills developed during their undergraduate education. The graduate curriculum is directed toward creative research with the CSSE faculty members. 


Last Updated: 10/25/18 12:00 PM