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Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels. The faculty believes in a strong advising approach and, as Advisors, help students choose the appropriate program according to their goals, needs, and interests. Students who are interested in a Computer Science degree with a rich set of elective options taught by experts should consider Kent State University.


Office Hours Tutoring


**New!  The Advanced Tele-Robotics Lab (ATL) will soon be complete - check it out on the second floor of MSB, Room 236


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Graduate Program Online Info Sessions

Interested in finding out more about the graduate program in Computer Science at Kent State University?  Talk to us – we’re listening!  On the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Computer Science hosts a live, online information session with a graduate faculty member and a moderator.  This is your opportunity to ask questions, and get answers. 

Graduate Advisor Dr. Arvind Bansal suggests that participating in the info session will help you understand the department, the research within the department, and other details of the MS and PhD programs in Computer Science.  You might also be interested in funding options as well as in life in general in Kent,Ohio.  "You can ask questions you have in mind before embarking on your journey to Kent State University," says Dr. Bansal, "The sessions are led by a team of graduate faculty and graduate staff.  They look forward to hearing from you!"   Sign up for a session!

2018 Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., EST:

June 13

July 11

August 8


Undergraduate Program Live Info Sessions

It’s not easy to choose a major and within computer science there are lots of options because it is a popular and profitable field of study.  We can help with that - the Computer Science Department has live, online information sessions on twice each month to help students with an interest in computer science find out more about what computer science is, what majors will learn in their study, and how majors can use this to build a life-long, lucrative career in the computer science field.  A faculty advisor will be online with you to respond to your questions.  We want you to know what to expect from us!  It’s easy to sign up for a session; we will send you the link for your selected schedule.  (please note - we have just changed the hours from afternoon to morning for the summer!)

2018 Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., EST:

Thursday, June 7

Thursday, June 14


Tuesday, July 10


Thursday, July 12


Tuesday, August 7



Department of Computer Science Goals and Mission

The Department of Computer Science strives to offer quality undergraduate and graduate courses and program in computer science.  Consistent with these objectives are the high priorities the Department places on quality research and effective teaching.  The Department seeks to attract highly qualified students as majors to both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Faculty quality is of utmost importance for strong academic programs.  The Department believes that combining scientific research with teaching raises the quality of teaching.  In order to best serve its students and the University, the Department strives to attract and nurture faculty of high caliber in research and teaching.  In order to attract such faculty the Department strives to maintain a productive research climate in which innovative and effective teaching flourishes.