Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science, as well as a M.S. degree in Statistics, graduate certificates in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, and a PSM degree in Cyber Security.

The M.S. in Computer Science program has one of the least structured course requirements of graduate programs in the region, specifically designed to allow a student and their advisor to determine the best program of study for the student’s interests. Students in the Ph.D. program typically work with one of our research groups to produce new intellectual contributions to the Computer Science field. The M.S. in Statistics program often involves multidisciplinary work with one of the many research projects on campus. The graduate certificate in Digital Forensics is a program that allows students to get graduate credentials in an important and emerging field without having to commit to the requirements of a full Master’s degree.

Our graduate programs are committed to meeting the needs of both industry professionals and full-time graduate students. Our graduate courses are offered at convenient times for professionals. For full-time graduate students, the department has Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships available that pay a stipend, cover tuition, fees, and insurance.

Masters Degrees

Master of Science in Computer Science

Thesis, non-thesis and applied non-thesis tracks are available with support in any of our research areas.

Master of Science in Statistics

Graduate program that provides exposure to problem formulation, solution techniques, and written and verbal presentation of results giving our students an advantage in the job market.

Professional Science Masters in Cyber Security  COMPLETELY ONLINE

This is a tech-oriented degree integrated with professional cyber security skills. This program does not require applicants to have any specific technical background.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics is a formal graduate degree, but is focused on digital forensics and requires less course work than a full Master’s Degree.

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is a formal graduate degree, but is focused on cyber security and requires less course work than a full Master’s Degree.

Doctoral Degrees

Ph.D in Computer Science

The Ph.D. in Computer Science is a research degree where the student completes a major research project that enhances the field of Computer Science.


Department Graduate Admissions Information

How to Apply for Graduate Study at URI


CSC Course Descriptions:

Search for all CSC/STA courses with a course number >= 100 to get every course for that field, or search for specific courses.

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