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About the Department of Computer Science
Home to 65 faculty members researching all aspects of computer science, from systems and networking to artificial intelligence, and from graphics and human-computer interaction to database systems and information retrieval, CS @ ILLINOIS stands at the forefront of computing innovation in the 21st century.

The Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science serves as a living laboratory to explore and evaluate emerging computing technologies. This major education and research facility is one of the most advanced buildings on any campus.

Our excellence is embodied in our students. Boasting the largest student chapter of ACM in the world, the department is home to a large and innovative student body. Considered among the top in their field, our students bring an unmatched knowledge of the fundamentals, a passion for innovation, and a strong work ethic to the marketplace.

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours: Hours
Total Credit for the Degree: 36
Course Work: 36
CS 411 and CS 473 (or CS 573): 8

STAT 410: 4

One bioinformatics course: ANSC 542, ANSC 545, CHBE 571, CHEM 574, CPSC 567, IB 467, MCB 432: 4

One biological science course: ANSC 441, ANSC 444, ANSC 446, ANSC 447, BIOP 401, BIOP 420, BIOP 550, CPSC 452, CPSC 563, CPSC 564, CPSC 566, MCB 400, MCB 450, MCB 501, MCB 502: 4

CS Electives: Any CS graduate level course (400 or 500-level) except for CS 591. In addition, only 4 credit hours of CS 597, Independent Study, may be applied: 12

One additional 4-credit hour graduate course (may be from the bioinformatics or biological science categories above): 4

Other requirements and Conditions (may overlap):*
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours overall.
The minimum program GPA is 3.0
All degree requirements must be completed within five consecutive semesters (only fall and spring semesters are counted).
The CS concentration for the M.S. in Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary degree that can be counted toward the Computer Science Ph.D.






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