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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide 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, from research and development to starting up new high-tech companies. Many of our graduates have also successfully obtained academic faculty positions.

The ICS Department offers the following graduate degrees:

  • The Master of Science in Computer Science is designed for post-baccalaureate students who wish to update their skills and knowledge in computer science. Students may wish to earn the M.S. either as a terminal degree or in preparation for doctoral studies. The Masters program can support broadening applied skills or deepening theoretical understanding.
  • The Ph.D. in Computer Science is for students who plan to pursue research careers in industry or academia. Ph.D. students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the concepts relevant to their area of expertise, participate in the research culture of the department, and contribute to the scientific literature.
  • The Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students whose interests cross multiple areas related to computation, communication, informatics and information science, technology policy, digital communities, and related fields. You must have a Masters degree already to be admitted to this program.

Graduate Chair

Dr. Daniel Suthers
Department of Information and Computer Sciences
1680 East West Road, Room 317
Honolulu, HI 96822
808 956-3890 (office)
ics-gradchair@lists.hawaii.edu