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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Department of Computer Science

Computer Science

Graduate Overview

The Department of Computer Science is based in the University of Denver's School of Engineering and Computer Science. The school reflects two of the university's strongest traditions: academic integrity and a commitment to meeting student needs with dynamic new programs. The department offers cutting-edge and innovative graduate degree programs, both at the Masters and Doctorate levels.

We are strong in research and particularly noted for multimedia systems, distributed systems, software engineering, network and cyber security, computational geometry, algorithms and parallel computer architecture, and humane gaming.

Some of our other outstanding advantages include:

  • Small classes taught by faculty, not teaching assistants
  • Research-active faculty members who publish regularly, land impressive grants and win teaching awards
  • An up-to-date curriculum that includes classes in modern software engineering, Web technology based on Linux and Microsoft servers and applications, Java, multimedia, mobile computing, networks, databases, cyber security and computer game development
  • Students who create a peer culture defined by high expectations
  • A small yet vital Ph.D. program that enhances the department's intellectual atmosphere

At the University of Denver, you will find opportunities to research, study leading-edge technology and tools, and gain integrated knowledge. We emphasize interdisciplinary programs, so you will be ready to meet career challenges around the office or, if you choose, around the world.

In addition, Denver is a first-rate location for internships and jobs, as well as business and government partnerships. The campus is just minutes from the Denver Technological Center - home to many top tech companies - and we enjoy sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.