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Boon Thau Loo, Phd,
CIS/MSE Program Chair
Office: Levine 605

Your CIS Department Contact:

Mike Felker
Graduate Program Coordinator for Ph.D., MSE in CIS, and MCIT programs
Office: 158 Levine
Phone: 215-898-9672


MSE Program Overview

MSE Program Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering in Computer and Information Science degree program is designed to allow flexible planning of advanced study. Graduate studies in the Department offer the possibility for rewarding exploration and research. This is a uniquely exciting place to be.

Who Should Apply?

The MSE program offers scholars the opportunity for advanced study in the scientific foundations of the rapidly growing field of computer science.  Applicants to the MSE program should have strong undergraduate training in mathematics and computer science. Candidates who do not have an undergraduate major in computer science should consider applying to the Master of Computer and Information Technology program (MCIT). CIS MSE students can pursue many areas within their curriculum, including AI, robotics, databases, graphics, security, programming languages, etc.  

What Should I Expect After Graduation?

The CIS Graduate Program prepares our students to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and visionaries. Our MSE graduates have obtained a wide range of positions in industry and continued in doctoral studies. Here's a sample:

  • Senior Programmer/Analyst, Computational Biology & Informatics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
  • Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  • Researcher, Lincoln Laboratory, MIT
  • Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Researcher, School of Medicine/Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Student, Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Student, Computer Science, Brown University,
  • Doctoral Student, Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • A more extensive list can be found here.

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