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

Winter Break 2019/2020 Drop-In Advising Hours (For current students only)

Drop-in hours between Monday December 9, 2019 and Friday January 17, 2020 are listed below. Graduate drop-in advising is available for graduate students currently enrolled in a computer science or data science graduate program.

Tuesday December 10, 2019: 10-11am

Wednesday December 11, 2019: 1:30-2:30pm

Thursday December 12, 2019: 10-11am

Tuesday December 17, 2019: 10:30-11:30am

Friday December 20, 2019: 10-11am

Tuesday December 31, 2019: 10-11am

Friday January 3, 2020: 10-11am

Monday January 6, 2020: 1:30-2:30pm

Tuesday January 7, 2020: 10-11am

Thursday January 9, 2020: 1:30-2:30pm

Monday January 13, 2020: 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday January 15, 2020: 10-11am

Friday January 17, 2020: 10-11am

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.)

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