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: Computer Science Graduate Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor
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

Summer 2019 Drop-In Advising Hours (For current students only)

Effective May 13 - August 30, 2019 , Available for Graduate Students Currently Enrolled in a Computer Science or Data Science Graduate Program.

Tuesdays: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am

Drop-in advising hours will also be available on the following dates/times:

-Wednesday, May 30 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Wednesday June 12 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Thursday June 13 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Wednesday June 19 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Wednesday June 26 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Monday August 12 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

-Thursday August 22 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

Check in at the 4-192 front desk.

No drop-in advising hours available on the following dates: (There may be additional dates where drop-in advising is not available due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call our main office at 612-625-4002 prior to traveling in for drop-in advising.)

- Tuesday, May 28

- June 3 - 7 (office will be under construction)

- June 10 - 14 (office will be under construction)

- Tuesday, June 25

- Thursday, July 4

- Tuesday, July 30

- Thursday, August 1

- Tuesday, August 13

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