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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Computer Science (CS) Graduate Program

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. Students in the Master's program may pursue either a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis research substitutes for 6 credit hours of the program. Students who are interested in writing a thesis should contact a faculty member whose research interests overlap with theirs. This should be done during a student’s first semester of graduate study, so that thesis work can begin in the second semester


Guangming Xing

Guangming Xing, PhD

Computer Science - Graduate Program Coordinator

  • 270-745-8848
  • guangming.xing@wku.edu
  • COHH 4140

PhD, University of Georgia

B.S., Nankai University


The department offers a number of graduate assistantships to current graduate students. These assistantships normally cover tuition and have a stipend with them. Work assignments include assisting with teaching, or participating in various research projects being carried on by faculty members of the CS and other departments.

Normally, assistantships are not awarded to students in their first semester of studies. All students may apply during their first semester for support during later semesters.

In recent years, the department has been able to support about 10 students each semester with teaching or research assistantships.

Applications for assistantships are made electronically directly to the graduate school. Normally applications are made at least two months before the beginning of the semester, and decisions are made and announced to successful candidates at least one month before the beginning of the semester.

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Additional information about applications deadlines may be found at graduate school website.

The Graduate School web site contains information for prospective graduate students. This includes admission  requirements, financial aid information, forms and documents.


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 Last Modified 6/27/19