Working side-by-side with faculty who are redefining their fields of inquiry, graduate students in the Department of Computer Science apply their skills to topics ranging from mitigating the impacts of climate change to ensuring national security and improving our ability to diagnose and treat disease.

Over the past two years alone, the links between our field and the most influential world events have been a constant. There are direct connections to the COVID-19 response, such as the role of computational biology in characterizing variants and the use of geographical data systems in tracking infections, mortality, and vaccinations. The worldwide struggle for racial and social justice also needs to be supported by machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms that are anti-racist. Fair elections and trustworthy news rely on information technology tools that combat disinformation.

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs and consider the many ways we can help you make an impact on the world.

Graduate Programs in Computer Science

Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Science

Students in our MSE program gain firsthand knowledge of current research and its applications and can develop an academic program that meets their academic and professional interests and goals.

Master of Science in Security Informatics (MSSI)

The full-time MSSI program is an immersive, three-semester program providing educational, research, and professional opportunities that are simply unparalleled in this rapidly expanding field.

PhD in Computer Science

Students who complete our PhD program are well-prepared for careers in academia, research, government, and industry.

The department’s combination of theoretical foundation and hands-on experience prepared me to understand and tackle research challenges. The faculty also actively promote industry collaborations and helped connect me with world-leading researchers within JHU and beyond.

Headshot of Zhaoshuo "Max" Li. Zhaoshuo “Max” Li ‘19 (MSE), ‘22 (PhD)

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