Graduate Student Resources
- Academic calendar (graduate)
- CS student affairs calendar
- Department computer policy
- Engineering Career Center
- Graduate College
- IGERT program in Electronic Security and Privacy
- Instructional computing facilities
- Joint MS program with Politecnico Di Milano (page is in Italian)
- Petition process
- UIC Counseling Center
- UIC medical insurance
- UIC Wellness Center
Previous CS Graduate Program Requirements Manuals
- Fall 2017 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Fall 2015 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Fall 2014 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Fall 2013 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Fall 2012 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Fall 2011 Graduate Program Requirements Manual (pdf)
- Degree Requirements for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Admits
- 2009 CS Graduate Program Manual (in PDF format)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training is permission for international students to work off-campus at an internship while they are enrolled at UIC. CPT is handled through the College of Engineering’s Engineering Career Center. The computer science department does not allow any students who are not in good standing (having a GPA below 3.0) to participate in CPT.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training is another program through which international students can gain work experience in the United States. The computer science department issues approvals for OPT at the conclusion of the degree program. Candidates for OPT must be in good and full standing. Students on limited standing, students who have not satisfied the degree requirements, and students whose GPA is less than 3.0 will not receive approval for OPT until these issues are resolved. The OPT process must be started early; contact the Office of International Services for information. Please note that the OPT authorization/approval required by OIS can be provided only by the staff in the CS Student Affairs office. Approval from CS faculty advisors is not acceptable.
All requests for letters should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, UIN, degree, and details about the information needed in the letter. Letters are usually processed and ready for pickup in one to two business days. An email will be sent when the letter is ready. Walk-in requests are not accommodated. These are the most common letters requested:
- Good standing letter: verifies that you are a student in the department in good standing.
- Graduation letter: verifies your graduation or prospective graduation.
- OPT approval: provides the department’s recommendation of your eligibility for Optional Practical Training.
- CPT approval: for this particular letter, please see Engineering Career Center staff
As a computer science student, you represent the department as you interact with the UIC community. We expect all our students to conduct themselves in a courteous, respectful and professional manner. If you have a grievance related to a particular course, please discuss it with the instructor first and see if the issue can be resolved. If you are not satisfied with the response from the instructor, stop by the CS Student Affairs office or make an appointment to speak with the director of graduate studies (email@example.com).
Students with disabilities
UIC and the computer science department are committed to providing an educational environment that is accessible to all students. In accordance with this commitment, students in need of accommodations due to a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center at (312) 413-2183 for determination of reasonable accommodations as soon as possible.