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Department of Computing and Information Sciences College of Engineering Kansas State University

  • Manhattan, KS
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 20%80%
    student ratio
  • 71
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 33%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered


Interdepartmental research initiatives

The Department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) is part of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University and home to some of the top-ranked study programs in the U.S. With specialty options like programming languages and software and program analysis research, students in CIS are immersed in a broad scope of systems and software. With high-tech labs, research facilities and more than 200 systems, students gain experience through hands-on learning. Faculty members instruct students and advance technology through integrated research efforts. Courses are led in a personal environment where instructors know students' names, interests and strengths. Faculty in CIS recognizes that graduates will enter a competitive career arena requiring leading-edge skill sets.

The computing and information sciences department is dedicated to research, with an emphasis on industrial and interdepartmental projects. Pivotal research areas include programming languages, distributed and real-time systems, software engineering, graphics and visualization, and artificial intelligence and robotics. With a number of high tech research facilities and cutting-edge research, Kansas State University Computing and Information Sciences is training tomorrow?s industry leaders.

Kansas State University computer science graduate students are prepared for an exciting career field

Computing technology is in every aspect of society today. Graduate degrees in computer science, information science, and software engineering are valuable assets. The Department of Computing and Information Sciences at Kansas State University offers degrees in computing technology and information science that lead to many rewarding career opportunities.

Complete a master?s program in computer science

Students enrolled in a master's program in computer science are prepared for advanced computing professions or for successful Ph.D. study. Graduates of this program will be ready to make further developments in the computer science field. The master of software engineering program allows graduates to apply sophisticated software technology to automation systems within industry and government. Computing technology and information science graduates will be prepared to use computer science and software engineering advancements that impact the future, from space exploration to communications.

Complete a Ph.D. in computer science

Ph.D. graduates in computer science will have the drive and skills to contribute to the computing research knowledge base. Graduates will be prepared to conduct research in applied computing sciences and software engineering, benefiting users across government, business and industry sectors. Whether students complete their programs within CIS to become professors, researchers or developers, the Ph.D. program is designed to assist them with the technological challenges they will face.

Life in the Little Apple

Manhattan, Kansas, a city of 50,000, is known for friendly people and a beautiful natural environment. Nicknamed ?The Little Apple,? Manhattan has many public parks, tennis courts, a zoo, a shopping mall, international food stores and public golf courses. On summer evenings, enjoy free concerts in the city park. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the recreational trail circling the city. Just a few miles from Manhattan is a major lake, Tuttle Creek Reservoir, for swimming, sailing or fishing. Best of all, Kansas State University ranks as the safest campus in the Big 12 conference.

Traveling to and from Manhattan is easy. Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), provides direct flights to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago-O?Hare (ORD). Kansas City international Airport (MCI) is located about two hours east of campus, with a regular shuttle service offering easy access.

Location & Contact

Department of Computing and Information Sciences

College of Engineering
Kansas State University

234 Nichols
Manhattan, KS 66506
United States

Dr. Gurdip Singh


Phone: 785-532-7945
Fax: 785-532-7353

Ms. Ami Ratzlaff

Program Coordinator

Phone: 785-532-6350
Fax: 785-532-7353

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Software Engineering Master of Software Engineering (MSE)
    • Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 22
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


33% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 213
    • Accepted 72
    • Acceptance Rate 33
    • Enrolled 23
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 1st August 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, bachelor's degree in computer science, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, master's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree and strong advanced computer knowledge
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students71
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Full-time Percentage82%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown-1%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage94%
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Female Percentage6%
    • Male Percentage94%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHigh-assurance software and programming languages, data mining, parallel and distributed computing, computer security, embedded systems
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,100,724



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