Program Requirements & Designated Emphasis

Program Requirements


Applied Mathematics MS/PhD

Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics MS/PhD

Computational Media MS/PhD

Computer Engineering MS/PhD

CMPE Course Requirement Checklist

CMPE Base Requirement Form (This is a required form for CMPE students.  It must be signed off and returned to the department graduate advisor.)

Computer Science & Engineering MS/PhD

Program Requirements

CMPS PhD/MS Course Requirement Checklist (PhD-current, MS- Fall 2011-Spring 2015)

CMPS MS Course Requirement Checklist (Effective Fall 2015)

Electrical & Computer Engineering MS/PhD

Games & Playable Media MS

Human Computer Interaction MS

Natural Language Processing MS

Scientific Computing & Applied Mathematics MS

Serious Games MS

Statistical Science MS/PhD


Designated Emphasis


Human Language Media and Modeling

This program will enhance the training of master's and doctoral students in conducting research around issues related to theories and computational models of human language data in a range of media.

Robotics and Control Emphasis

The Robotics and Control Designated Emphasis (graduate minor) may be pursued with any UCSC graduate program, but is most appropriate for students in the Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering graduate programs.  Students pursuing the designated emphasis satisfy all the requirements of their home MS or PhD program, as well as course, seminar, and research requirements related to Robotics and Control.  Read More>>

Scientific Computing

This program will provide master's and doctoral students with a formal opportunity to demonstrate mastery in scientific computing through coursework and research in computer simulations, numerical algorithms, and techniques for data analysis, visualization, and storage.  Read More>>


Students from another degree program who meet requirements can have the designated emphasis of "statistics" annotated to their degree title. For example, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering who meets the requirements would get a certification that read "Ph.D. Electrical Engineering with an Emphasis in Statistics".  Read More>>


BSOE Graduate Student Handbook