Prospective Graduate Students

Computer Science Graduate Studies

Graduate Prospective

The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university in the heart of the American Southwest, only a few hundred meters from the U.S.-Mexico border. Situated in the high desert and surrounded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys mild days, cool nights and constant sunshine, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities nearly all year long. El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, creating one of the most culturally diverse areas in the nation.

The CS Department offers courses in a variety of core and applied areas of CS that provide students with a strong foundation to build their individual research and professional programs. In addition to research focused directly in CS, the department engages in research in interdisciplinary areas, such as health, biological, geological, and environmental sciences, education, and engineering. Recognizing that solving our many complex problems today requires multidisciplinary perspectives, we encourage our students to collaborate with researchers outside the department.

Graduate program offerings include: M.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Information Technology, M.S. in Software Engineering (w/a Secure Cyber-Systems Concentration option), Ph.D. in CS, and Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Security.

View the UTEP CS Graduate Studies Brochure [PDF]


How To Apply:

Graduate program applicants should review the degree requirements for their program of interest and the graduate admissions-FAQ before submitting their graduate application.

UTEP CS undergraduates may enroll in dual- credit courses if admitted to the graduate school Fast-Track program or enroll in a graduate course in their final semester if admitted to the graduate school Reserve Credit program.*

*Prior approval from the CS graduate program advisor for the student’s program of interest is required before applying to either the Fast-Track or the Reserve Credit program.  The graduate admissions-FAQ provides instructions on how to schedule an appointment with a CS graduate program advisor.


Degree Requirements:
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Information Technology
Master of Science in Software Engineering
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Security


Application Deadlines:

See the application deadlines document to obtain important dates and deadline information for each of our graduate programs.  Domestic doctoral applicants should apply by the international application deadline to be considered for priority funding.


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