WPI’s Computer Science department is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science itself, offering courses and specializations in areas such as human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining, bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation, among many others. WPI stays at the forefront of this ever-growing industry so that as society's use of computers expands, our students are confident in their knowledge of developing technologies in the real world through their work on large-scale team projects that make a real difference to the community.

Our hands-on education ensures that graduates of the Computer Science program leave WPI as problem-solvers and accomplished researchers who are ready to hit the ground running and make immediate contributions to this exciting and dynamic field.

Degrees & Certificates

Area of Study Bachelor Minor Certificate Master PhD
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A Cybersecurity concentration is available within the Bachelor of Computer Science degree.  A Cybersecurity specialization is available within the Master’s or PhD in Computer Science.

The Most Recent Edition of SIGBITS

A summary of department happenings involving faculty and students.

Student Reflections: Rodica Neamtu

Rodica Neamtu, PhD '17,  this year's graduate commencement student speaker, shares why she chose WPI's computer science program and how she plans to pursue her love of teaching, research, and big data. 

PhD Graduate Student Reflection | The kind of people I want to work with

Meet Our Students

Alexander Shoop
Alexander S.
Senior, BS in Actuarial Mathematics & Computer Science

Alex's fun and packed schedule is a great example of embracing a healthy work-life balance at WPI.

Julie Valim
Julie V.
Junior, BS in Computer Science

Julie has loved computers since elementary school, and WPI is the perfect place to pursue her passions - including computer science, music, and video games.

Nicholas Bradford
Nicholas B.
Senior, BS in Computer Science

A computer science undergraduate with three internships under his belt has his sights set on entrepreneurship for the future.

Careers in Computer Science

The widespread and increasing use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained, innovative workers with extensive practical and theoretical expertise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continually predicts a faster-than-average growth rate in computer science jobs, thanks to the continued creation and adoption of new technologies.

In the News

The Worcester Business Journal reported that WPI received a $895,000 grant from the Department of Education to provide six fellowships to graduate students looking to pursue studies in artificial intelligence. The program, called Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAAN), comes in anticipation of a decrease in artificial intelligence professionals in the field. GAAN will train students in the artificial intelligence field, and connect them with colleagues in academic, industry and government settings.  

Worcester Business Journal

Forbes noted an online math tutoring system developed by WPI researchers in this article. Computer Science Professor Neil Heffernan created ASSISTments, which will be part of a study looking at the impact of interest-focused algebra problems on student success and connectedness with STEM careers, Forbes reported.

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