Graduate Degree Programs
Our graduate program provides the most advanced technical education in computer science in the state of Hawaii. Our graduates have gone on to a variety of leadership roles in high technology including research and development positions in computing, high-tech startups, and academic faculty positions.
- The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science degree program provides advanced education in all areas of computer science. It is useful for those wishing to go into leadership roles in high-tech organizations. This degree can also provide the foundation for application to our Ph.D. program.
- The Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc) degree, which has over 50 years of humble excellence in teaching, research and service, has produced hundreds of information professionals working in Hawaii, the nation and throughout the world. The program consists of a basic set of required courses, augmented by courses relevant to particular specializations, and elective courses appropriate for various library and other information-related careers.
- The Ph.D. program in Computer Science is designed for students who want to contribute to the scientific study of the description and representation of information and the theory, design, analysis, implementation, and application of algorithmic processes that transform information. Students receive advanced training in the scientific principles and technology required to develop and evaluate new computer systems and applications. Our curriculum covers all major areas of computer science, with active research in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, security, software engineering, theory and algorithms, machine learning, computer systems, etc.
- The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication and Information Sciences integrates the fields of communication, computer science, library studies, and management information systems. Because of the broad knowledge required to support this interdisciplinary approach, the program draws from such fields as political science, economics, engineering, operations research, and behavioral sciences. This unique program is sponsored by four academic faculties: Communication, Information and Computer Sciences, Information Technology Management, and Library and Information Science.