Computer Science—MS, PhD

Variables at other schools are always givens at Michigan Technological University. Our combination of outstanding faculty and facilities gives you the opportunity to excel in your chosen area of expertise in computer science through research and studies with hands-on experience in the lab and friendly, collegial atmosphere. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

Our master's or doctorate in computer science program has experts in architecture, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, distributed systems, embedded and multimedia systems, graphics and visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning, software engineering, virtual environments, and wireless networks. Our research in scientific visualization turns Big Data into understandable datasets while virtual reality researchers study the interplay of human cognition and virtual environments. 

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Computer Science Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the computer science program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Computer Science is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about computer science at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Jean Mayo

Graduate Assistant

Janna Chittick


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your computer science MS and PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Virtual Reality

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Our faculty and graduate students influence the world in their studies, research, and work. Faculty research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, NIH, DARPA, Microsoft, Google, and others. Four faculty members and an alumnus have received NSF CAREER Awards. 

Where You'll Work

Michigan Tech offers state-of-the-art, special-purpose labs and research equipment, including multiple clusters, PC-based graphics systems, Oculus HMDs, a Vicon full-body tracking system, Microsoft HoloLens, a room-sized wall of 24 screens, and humanoid research robots (e.g., Nao, Darwin), driving simulators (e.g., NADS MiniSIM, LCT), and mobile usability testing labs and more.

Faculty Spotlight

Laura Brown

Laura Brown
Associate Professor,
Computer Science

"It's 80 percent and 20 percent."

Big Data is a big deal, and data mining depends on the skills of computer scientists. While 80 percent of our time is juggling this data, it’s what we learn in that other 20 percent that makes all of the difference. Brown and her colleagues work with the 80 to push what’s possible in that 20.

Program Faculty