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Why Computer & Information Science

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

In the Department of Computer and Information Science at IUPUI, applications of computer science range from biological and life sciences to software development--involving every aspect of life from homeland security to archiving cultural heritage. Here, you'll develop and use innovative problem-solving techniques to tackle the toughest technology challenges.

We're one of seven departments in the School of Science, situated in the heart of Indianapolis, near five hospitals, the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, and countless science and technology companies. Through internships and undergrad research, our students have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, across campus, and across the academic and business communities.

From day one in computer science, you'll receive the personal attention and support you need to be successful. Students here reap the benefits of small classes, an interactive learning environment and challenging material and work. Committed to having a real impact in their work and community, our graduates emerge armed with the technical proficiency, project management skills, communication expertise, and analytical skills needed to develop working solutions for the computing challenges of today--and tomorrow. We're a community of learners and students thrive here

You'll be mentored by professors who are leaders in every important area of computer science. With a 17:1 student-faculty ratio and the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, you are sure to make a connection with our professors.  

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Admissions Requirements

Our 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.

MS Degree Application Process and Requirements

PhD Degree Application Process and Requirements 


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.


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