University of North Texas

College of Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Where will your graduate studies take you in the future? Will you break new ground in artificial intelligence, computer security or something entirely new? The University of North Texas can give you the tools you'll need.

Our Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

You can choose from a variety of courses and research areas ranging from software engineering to engineering of energy efficient computer systems.

The College of Engineering is a pioneer in developing project-oriented curricula that allow you to apply knowledge in real-world situations. You'll be able to work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. You can also take advantage of the many research relationships we have with leading companies.

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research. 

The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including Dissertation and Thesis Boot Camps. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Faculty research

UNT is committed to excellence in teaching and the discovery and application of knowledge through research and creative activities. We invest in programs, infrastructure and leading faculty members who partner with students on many unique research projects.

Faculty research has been supported through grants from federal and state institutions and private industry, including the:

  • National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Science Foundation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas State Energy Conservation Office
  • U.S. Department of Education

The department enjoys a friendly working relationship with local and national companies, and its Industrial Advisory Board is composed of representatives from high- tech firms. During the past few years, they've helped obtain research funding, fellowships and internships for students in the department.

Research centers and laboratories

Classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility located four miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle. 

In addition to instructional facilities with cutting-edge equipment, the department supports numerous centers and research laboratories that offer unlimited possibilities for study and research.

The department has a comprehensive research program that focuses on the areas and research laboratories highlighted below.

Algorithms and Computational Science

 Algorithms, Combinatorics and Graph Theory Laboratory
 Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory

Computer Security

 Information Security and Privacy: Interdisciplinary Research and Education Lab 
 Network Security Laboratory 
 Trusted Secure Systems Laboratory

Computer Systems and Networks

 Computer Systems Research Laboratory
 Dependable Computing Systems Lab 
 NanoSystem Design Laboratory 
 Wireless Sensor Laboratory

Databases and Data Mining

Information Management and Knowledge Discovery Lab
 Multimedia Information Laboratory

Intelligent Systems

 Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory
 Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab
 Laboratory for Recreational Computing
 Machine Learning Lab


 Global Software Development Lab
 Software Engineering Language Lab
 Software Testing Laboratory

Other research centers housed in the department include the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis, the Center for Information and Computer Security and the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center. 



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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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