Welcome to the Texas State
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Texas State University is a thriving hub of campus computing-related education and research activities.

The department offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in computer science as well as a computer science certificate at the undergraduate level. Our BS degree program is ABET-accredited. At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in computer science and the MS degree in software engineering. We are in the process of establishing a PhD degree program.

Computer science classes are taught by faculty members who are accessible, nurturing, and eager to engage students in learning and research. Students have access to an array of hardware, system software, and applications in our first-class computing laboratories. Our students have won prestigious awards like National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships and top prizes in the IBM Master the Mainframe contests.

The department currently has 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty members actively pursuing research in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer communication and networking, cyber security and trustworthy computing, database and information systems, distributed and parallel computing, high performance computing, human computer interaction, image retrieval, multimedia computing, sensor networks, software engineering, social computing, and sustainable computing. Faculty research has received federal and industry funding support from NSF, NIST, DoD, DoE, PNNL, LLNL, Semiconductor Research Consortium, IBM, Intel, NVIDIA, Emerson, and more. Our faculty has obtained prestigious awards like NSF CAREER awards and IBM and Google Faculty Fellowships. A number of our faculty members have been invited to give talks at conferences and other universities. We also engage other academic units on campus and local industry in a variety of research collaborations.

Please visit our website to explore the learning, research, and collaboration opportunities available in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State. We welcome your inquiries and invite you to contact us at for additional information.

—Hongchi Shi, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science