The 20 Best Graduate Programs in Computer Science—And How to Apply to Them

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3. University of California Berkeley

The Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) division of UC Berkeley has turned out some of the biggest names in technology such as the ever-quirky Steve Wosniak, co-founder of Apple Computers, and William Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

Among many notable current EECS faculty members, Pieter Abbeel has won several awards, including the Sloan Research Fellowship. Popular media outlets such as the New York Times, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel have featured Abbeel’s advanced work in robotics and aerobatics.

The EECS program offers Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in areas such as computer architecture, operating systems, robotics, database management systems, and scientific computing.

Master’s degree students receive preparation for research both in theoretical areas and in hands-on experience; most are laying the groundwork for a Ph.D.

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