Graduate Education

Computer Science and Engineering MS

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering offers a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering MS (CSE MS). This distinctive degree program combines the computer sciences with cutting-edge developments in engineering. CSE MS is one of only a handful of software-focused robotics programs in the country.

The CSR graduate program provides students with the skills they will need in a rapidly-evolving field. Specialized courses allow students to develop their individual technical skills along with a strong emphasis on teamwork, including research projects that involve faculty and students from a variety of disciplines.

The degree program includes a core in robotics and autonomous systems covering fundamentals of managing robotics systems in a dynamic environment. Coursework includes projects where students gain experience putting theory into practice. The active seminar program guides students in research, provides a support network for interdisciplinary research and offers a forum for students to advance their teaming and communication skills. Students who are eager to engage in research can jump on the thesis track while students who wish to broaden their academic background with additional coursework are able to pursue a non-thesis track. A wide variety of electives allow students to pursue their specific interests within the degree framework.

For a more detailed description of this degree program and its requirements, please see the Course Catalog: Computer Science and Engineering MS

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey S McGough
Phone: (605) 394-2722
Office: FFB CSE Office 

Please note:
Due to construction in McLaury, the CSE department office is located in the lower level of the Former Foundation Building at 306 E. St. Joseph Street.