Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

MS Program Advising (updated August 2020)

CICS Advising helps students pursuing their Master's of Science in Computer Science. Graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. should see their assigned advisor.


Schedule an appointment: Elizabeth Parolski is the MS Program Academic Advisor. Click here to make an appointment with Elizabeth.  Appointments should be requested at least 24 hours in advance.  For FALL 2020, all meetings are being held remotely. 

You may also call CICS Advising (413) 545-4822 to make an appointment, or send Elizabeth an eparolski [at] umass.edu (subject: MS%20Advising%20Question) (email.)

Advising walk-in hours: TBD for Fall 2020


Course selection & Planning Resources:

MS Requirements 

List of MS Core Classes

Course Load Survey
CICS Graduate Students were polled on the amount of time they spent on their classes. Results are from the January 2020 survey. 

Fall '20 CICS Grad Student Orientation-  Page will go live on Friday, 8/21 at 11am EST

Semester-Time CPT Information for Fall 2020- Rules, processes, how to apply, and more

Pre-Approved Non-Computer Science Courses

CICS Course Offering Plan
This is a plan in every sense of the word, things can change.

2020-2021 Changes To Course Offering Plan 

MS Advising Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For answers to commonly asked CICS MS questions check out the FAQ! The FAQ will answer your questions about taking a class Pass/Fail, which classes can be taken from outside CICS, and more! Bookmark this page, as it is updated frequently. FAQ

MS Concentration Information:

Data Science Concentration  For specific questions regarding the data science concentration please reach out to Professor Ben Marlin. 

Security Concentration    For specific questions regarding the security concentration please reach out to Professor Brian Levine. 


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