Overview of Graduate Programs
The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS
degree is a comprehensive, intensive program designed to give students
a thorough foundation in the theory, methodology, and techniques
of Computer Science. Computer Science also offers an interdisciplinary
Master of Applied Mathematical Science (MAMS
degree, which combines required course work in CS, math, statistics,
and management science with a wide variety of options including courses
in other departments.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhDCS)
degree is an advanced, intensive program designed to take students
to the frontier of knowledge in key areas of CS.
The Department of Computer Science began in 1984 and has experienced
consistent growth over the years. The department currently consists of 22
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 graduate program enrolls roughly 120
students. Financial aid possibilities for graduate students include
over Departmental Teaching Assistantships, Departmental
Research Assistantships, and Graduate School Assistantships. Course listings may be found at:
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 many other departments, centers and institutes, including the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, BIRC, Biochemistry, CCRC Center, Chemistry, CTEGD, Genetics, Geography, IOB, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.
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 and the Atlantic 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 either 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.