Graduate students are advised by their faculty mentors. Students should individually consult with faculty academic advisors on a regular basis—not just to pre-register—but also to communicate regularly about progress toward the degree and one’s professional development. Students are free to change advisors at any time prior to preparation for comprehensive examinations, especially as students begin to work with individual faculty in Computer Science.

For general questions about graduate studies, students may contact the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Computer Science:

Steve Goddard, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
Director of Graduate Studies / Professor
201B MacLean Hall (MLH)

Handbooks and Program Forms

Graduate Handbook (2024-2025)
Previous editions: 2023-2024, 2022-20232021-20222020-20212019-20202018-20192017-20182016-2017

Paperwork Flowchart for Graduate Degrees
PhD Plan of Study Form
PhD Qualifying Examination Request Form
Appoint a PhD Committee/Proposal Defense Request Form
MCS Plan of Study Form
MCS Subtrack Designation
Petition for Program Requirement Exception
Independent Study Contract (Grad Programs only)
Graduate Advisor Change Form