Graduate Programs

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Computer Science. Additionally, for Georgetown students pursuing the B.S. in computer science, we offer an Accelerated M.S. program. Please browse the respective program pages for more information, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page below. You may also send to any questions you may have about the CS graduate programs.

  • Master of Science (M.S.) The M.S. lets students develop their technical skills and concentrate in areas of their choosing. Two external electives give students the ability to broaden their studies to disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, international affairs, and biostatistics. A thesis option exposes students to research in preparation for careers in applied research or further study at the doctoral level. Partial scholarships are available for standout applicants to the M.S. program.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) The Ph.D. program prepares students for research and teaching careers in academia and for research and technical careers in industry and government. It is a full-time program that consists of completing the requirements for the Master’s program, taking doctoral seminars, passing a qualifying exam, writing and defending a proposal for research, conducting that research, and writing and defending a dissertation describing the investigation. Doctoral students receive full support during the academic year through scholarships and research assistantships.
  • Accelerated Master of Science (B.S./ M.S.) The Accelerated M.S. program makes it possible for current Georgetown students pursuing the B.S. in Computer Science to count graduate-level courses taken during their senior year toward the Master’s degree, thereby shortening the completion time of the degree.