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Graduate Coordinators

Contact The Graduate Coordinators

Office Hours

Cindy Chen's Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 1:15-3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10-11 a.m.
  • By appointment

Email: gcoord@cs.uml.edu
Cindy_Chen@uml.edu

Jay McCarthy's Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • By appointment

Email: jmccarth@cs.uml.edu
John_McCarthy@uml.edu

Helpful Links

Welcome to the Computer Science Department, UMass Lowell!

The Graduate School had an orientation for new graduate students on Tuesday September 4 from 4-7 p.m. in University Crossing.

Please visit the Graduate school's information page for information about campus life, tuition, visa, and how to set up SiS account, etc.

Please read the Computer Science Department Degree Requirements before you sign up for classes. Course information, Degree Pathways and more can be found in the UMass Lowell online Academic Graduate Catalog.

If you have any courses listed as conditions on your admission letter, you may take the placement test on during the first week. If you do not pass the placement test, you must take those courses in Fall 2018 with B or better grades.

Once you have decided which courses to take, you should contact the instructors of these courses for permission numbers to enroll, then enroll through SiS.

You may find the answers to frequently asked questions including why you have conditions.

We wish you success with your studies and we hope you enjoy your time at UMass Lowell.

What is the cost of studying at UMass Lowell?

You can find the tuition and fee information on the Solution Center website and make payments following the guidelines regarding billing and payments on the Solution Center website. Living cost in Lowell is about $1000 and up per month.

Is financial assistance available?

In general, financial assistance is available for Ph.D. students. Please contact the Chair of Computer Science Department for further information.

How do I apply?

You should apply online through the office of Graduate Admissions.

On my admission letter, some undergrad level courses are listed as conditions. Why?

Undergrad CS and Math core courses are the pre-requisites of many graduate level CS courses.

If you have not taken those courses during your undergrad study or if the grade was below B, you are required to take those courses before you can take graduate level CS courses.

What courses count towards MS/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science?

Only graduate level Computer Science courses (COMP.5***, COMP.6*** and COMP.7*** courses) count towards a student's MS or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

Course information, Degree Pathways and more can be found in the UMass Lowell online Academic Graduate Catalog.

Which courses shall I take?

If you have any courses listed as conditions, you must take those courses during your first semester at UMass Lowell with B or better grades.

For graduate level Computer Science courses, please refer to Degree Requirements in the UMass Lowell online Academic Graduate Catalog.

How do I enroll in a course?

Once you have decided which courses to take, you should contact the instructors of these courses for permission numbers to enroll, then enroll through SiS.