Welcome to the Graduate Student Website

Our goal with this site is to make it easy for you to find the information you need in a timely and efficient manner. Take a few minutes to peruse the main items to your left. You will find information on courses and degree requirements, student resources, policies and procedures for each step of your degree and graduation as well as other helpful links! For more information or questions specific to your degree plan, please contact:

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Rui Kuang: Director of Graduate Studies 


Joe Nieszner: Senior Graduate Programs Coordinator - Computer Science PhD and Computer Science MS/MCS

Computer Science PhD students should work with Joe. 

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Allison Small: Graduate Programs Coordinator - Computer Science MS/MCS and Data Science MS/Certificate

Data Science MS and Certificate students should work with Allison.

Computer Science Master's level students can work with either Graduate Program Coordinators.

Current students can contact csgradmn@umn.edu 

Prospective students, please contact

Please also visit our admissions pages, which should be able to answer most of your questions.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Available to current university students: csgrad.appointments.umn.edu

All appointments will be conducted over Zoom or the phone. Students must have either installed the Zoom for Meetings Desktop App or the Zoom Mobile App in order to attend the virtual appointment. We recommend using the Desktop App. Detailed installation instructions can be found on OIT’s website hereGeneral Zoom help documentation can be found here.

Fall 2020 Drop-In Advising Hours (For current students only)

Due to recent developments and the University of Minnesota's response to COVID-19, drop-in hours are cancelled.  Staff will be regularly checking email so any questions or concerns can be sent to .

Useful hours, and phone numbers

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Office
Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. Phone: (612) 625-4002

Graduate Admissions Office
Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. Phone: (612) 625-3014

Graduate Student Services and Progress Office
Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am- 4:00pm. Phone: (612) 625-3490

Graduate Assistant Office
Office Hours: M-F: 8:00 am- 4:00pm. Phone: (612) 624-7070

NEW: CS&E Graduate Suggestion Box

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites any and all graduate students to submit anonymous feedback using this Google form. Submissions are reviewed by the graduate advising team.

Graduate Advising and Mandated Reporting

In the Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E) department, confidentiality is important to us, and most of your conversations (including email) with CS&E staff are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). However, University policy, state, and federal laws place some limits on confidentiality and may require CS&E staff to release information, without your permission, to designated authorities.

We are required to report if you:

  • Report a credible and imminent threat of danger to yourself or another person(s)

  • Report or describe, or we suspect, any physical abuse, neglect, mental injury, or sexual abuse of children within the last three years (this includes the occurrence of abuse or neglect to yourself if you were under age 18 at the time of the abuse)

  • Report sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, and/or related retaliation. In this case, a report will be made to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, which will reach out to you to share resources for personal support and information about how to initiate an investigation process or other responsive action if you choose.

In the case that we must report, our practice is to notify you either in-person or through email that the information you shared with your advisor has been reported to the EOAA office. If you have any questions, please contact .