Graduate Program Information

Welcome to the CS Graduate Program at Purdue Univerity - Main Campus!

Application Steps CS Brochure (pdf)
GoBoiler International Internship Program CS Overview (pdf)

Our doctoral program prepares students for research and teaching. Regular courses are complemented with seminar courses, which allow students to investigate areas on the cutting edge of research. Multidisciplinary activities that strengthen the impact of computation in other disciplines play an essential role.

For the MS program applicants can choose the course delivery: On Campus or Distance. The latter provides working professionals an opportunity to earn a non-thesis MS in CS via distance learning.

In the Fall of 2015, 328 graduate students are enrolled in our graduate program. Most of them receive financial support from Purdue.

CS faculty consists of 50 members committed to experimental as well as theoretical research.

Research Areas
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Distributed Systems
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Machine Learning
  • Networking and Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages and Compilers
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computing and Algorithms


The department and its research groups are committed to providing state-of-the-art computing facilities for research and instrucional use.

The facilities' staff provides top quality support for students, faculty and staff. Direct access to the university's research facilities is available through Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP).