Graduate Programs

Some Wellesley Computer Science majors and minors pursue advanced degrees in computer science and related fields at graduate schools throughout the country.

Our graduates have continued their studies at such schools as Berkeley, Brown, Boston University, CMU, Dartmouth, MIT, Naval Postgraduate Institute, Tufts, UMASS Amherst, University of Indiana, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin.

Students interested in graduate studies are encouraged to discuss their plans with Computer Science faculty members. Because of the central role that research plays in admission to and studies at graduate school, it is strongly recommended that students planning on graduate studies begin to undertake computer science research projects as early as possible in their undergraduate program.

Every other year, the Computer Science Department hosts a graduate school panel in which Wellesley alums who have continued on to graduate school report on their experiences and give advice.

For more information on applying to graduate schools UMBC has an informative site.

For advice on writing more effective graduate school applications.

A Sample of Where Our Recent Graduates have Gone in the Past Four Years

  • MS/Ph.D in CS, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D Cornell University, New York
  • MS/Ph.D in CS, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore
  • MS/Ph.D in Math, Northern Illinois University
  • MS in Security Management, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS Interior Design, Boston Architectural Center
  • Masters, Security Informatics, John Hopkins
  • MA Secondary Education, Columbia Teachers College
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, UC Davis
  • Graduate School in Astrophysics
  • MA in CS/University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Ph.D. Program in CS/Darmouth College
  • MS Program in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford
  • Ph.D. Program in CS/Boston University

What's Up?



Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2015!




Read about the latest CS department news in our Winter 2015 Newsletter, hot off the press!


The CS department welcomes two new faculty members, Ben Wood and Eni Mustafaraj and a new Lab Instructor, Susan Buck.

Stay tuned for CS student panels and presentations at the 2015 Ruhlman conference!


Contact Us


Ellen Hildreth
Department Chair 
Tel: 781.283.3025


Rita Purcell
Administrative Assistant 
Tel: 781.283.3151