Penn State College of Engineering
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Academic Areas

Computer Science and Engineering

Research plays an important role in graduate education in computer science and engineering at Penn State. Our faculty currently works on some of the most leading edge research areas, including:

  • CyberScience
  • Networking
  • Embedded and Mobile Computing
  • Computer Systems
  • Higher Performance Computing
  • Microsystems Design
  • Mobile Computing and Networking
  • Intelligent Pervasive Data Access
  • Scalable Computing
  • Systems and Network Security
  • Data Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science

These are not formal research groups, but are meant to aid you as you find your area of focus. Your desired research area may end up crossing over multiple groups or be a niche all its own.

U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools (2015) ranks Penn State’s computer engineering and computer science among the programs in the country – listing the programs at 21st and 29th, respectively.

Application Information

Contact Information:

Penn State Computer Science and Engineering

342 Information Sciences and Technology Building

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)

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