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Computer Science

About Computer Science Programs

The Department of Computer Science is a fast growing and research active entity at the University of Missouri. In fact, it is the hub of all campus computer science activities that involve well established research programs in computational biology and bioinformatics, cyber-security, distributed computing, geospatial information mining and retrieval, intelligent systems, multimedia communications, large dataset scientific visualization, networking, spoken language processing and human-machine interfaces, wireless sensor networks, etc. Additionally, members of the department lead the University's institutional efforts in developing infrastructure for bioinformatics, computational biology, and high-performance computing and networking. Our major research projects are heavily funded by both federal agencies and industries. While National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Department of Energy (DoE), and Department of Defense (DoD) are examples for federal funding, Microsoft and Monsanto are representatives for industrial funding.

Degrees offered

The Department of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Computer Science, the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics graduate programs of study. The graduate degree programs prepare prior recipients of four-year B.S. degrees in computer science or closely related areas for further study at the doctoral level or for successful careers as specialized computer professionals. The Ph.D. programs are a professional research degree designed to prepare students for advanced professional careers, including college teaching and research, as well as research and development in industrial, government, and nonprofit organization. Specialized training is available through close interaction with the faculty in their active research fields.

Contact Information

College of Engineering
W1030 Lafferre Hall
Computer Science Website