Graduate Degree Programs in Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Degree

All students in the Ph.D. program are required to take Research Experience in Computer Science and Engineering and the course must be completed within the first two regular semesters after entering the Ph.D. program with a grade of B or higher, and to pass a written candidacy examination within the first three regular semesters, offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. The examination tests the student’s background preparation and problem-solving ability.

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

The Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering programs requires the completion of 30 credits. Students interested in an M.S. in CSE should have already successfully completed Operating Systems Design and Construction, Introduction to Computer Architecture, Programming Language Concepts, Data Structures and Algorithms, and Logical Design of Digital Systems or Introduction to the Theory of Computation.

Please click here for a comprehensive list of all CSE graduate courses. Note that not all classes are available every semester.

One-year Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering

The one-year intensive master’s degree program is meant to prepare students for work in industry. As such, there is no thesis required, although a final paper is required during the last semester of the program.



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering