Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering - Computer Science and Engineering
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Bioinformatics (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Computer Engineering (M.S.)
- Computer Engineering - Computer Science and Engineering* (Ph.D.)
- Software Engineering
- Systems and Networking
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Computer Science and Engineering in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 100, IELTS 6.5
- Curriculum vitae
- Department application
- Statement of purpose
- Three recommendation letters
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Computer Science and Engineering
|For Financial Consideration||Fall: January 15 Spring: September 1|
|Otherwise||Fall: March 1 Spring: October 1|
Informatics areas of research include: bioinformatics; computer vision; constraint processing; data mining; databases; geographic information systems; image analysis; simulation and modeling; visualization; algorithms; computational complexity; intelligent agents; machine learning; and semantic modeling. Software engineering research areas include: methodology; maintenance; program analysis; programming languages; and software testing and reliability. Systems and networking areas of research include: collaborative technologies; distributed computing and storage; embedded systems; sensors and sensor networks; networking; real-time systems; and security.
The Ph.D. program in computer engineering is supported jointly by the faculty in the computer science and engineering department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the computer and electronics engineering department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 50 miles away. Students on both campuses work closely with faculty and with professionals working in the field and industry.
Courses and MoreStudents in Computer Science and Engineering are most likely to take courses in:
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE)
- Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
- Computing and Electronic Engineering (CEEN)
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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