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Why Computer & Information Science

At IUPUI, our graduate students are passionate about making an impact.

IUPUI currently ranks third by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities" and maintains a spot among the top 100 universities in the country. Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is an urban research institution near five hospitals and Indiana University medical and dental schools.

The Department of Computer & Information Science at IUPUI offers graduate programs leading to Purdue University Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. In addition, we offer a Graduate Certificate Program.

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Admissions Requirements

The degrees are conferred through the Purdue University system, and entering students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School of Purdue University and departmental requirements. Learn more about admissions to the graduate programs.

  • If you have any questions regarding the Computer & Information Science  Graduate Program please contact admissions@cs.iupui.edu


Areas of active research within the department include database & intelligent systems, imaging & visualization, networking & security, and software engineering & distributed systems.

Interdisciplinary research is common. Strong collaborations exist between our faculty and members of units across campus, including other departments in the School of Science as well as with the Purdue School of Engineering and IU School of Medicine.


Helping get high school ready for college using real-word situations

Harold Owens Ph.D. Student, Computer Science