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MS programs are offered in Computer Science and a Biomedical Informatics concentration.

The Emory Computer Science (CS) Master's program builds on strengths and recent growth in data-oriented areas of computer science and biomedical informatics. The CS program is jointly administered by the Departments of Computer Science, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Informatics.

Research and research training in the CS MS program includes large-scale data systems and analytics, information retrieval and web search, natural language processing, privacy and security, machine learning, human computer interaction, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, high performance and scientific computing. Application areas of interest to program faculty include healthcare and health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The Emory Computer Science MS program educates students from various disciplines in advanced computing concepts, practical problem solving, and applications of computational methods. Focus areas include data, theory, systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and human computer interaction. A CS track and a biomedical informatics track are offered.

The MS is an effective gateway into CS for students with backgrounds in other disciplines (basic programming and data structures, as well as quantitative aptitude are the only requirements.)

Masters Program

For the MS degree, students are required to take 3 core courses and 4 concentration electives, which could be structured to focus primarily on their chosen concentration (depth), or from multiple areas (breadth). They are also required to take 9 credits to fulfill either the thesis, project, or coursework track.

Students are required to complete a practicum related to their course of study (see practicum details in the MS program description) .

The academic course work for an MS is expected to be completed within 2 years. Students choosing to complete a thesis are expected to perform original research with their advisors, while the project or coursework options may be completed via a substantive project or additional courses.


The departments of Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics jointly offer graduate programs with a number of concentrations.

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