NEW! - Open Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity, Privacy, Trusted Systems 

The Department of Computer Science offers a full range of courses and degree programs. Our programs, in addition to the opportunities to develop professional skills through MECOP and PCEP, are designed to provide students with the educational background to achieve a career in the computing industry. With over 800 undergraduate CS majors and almost 200 graduate students, we offer a community to learn, discover, innovate, and share a curriculum based on the application and theoretical foundations of Computer Science.

The department is home to 31 regular faculty members who specialize in a variety of research areas such as computer graphics and vision, computer security, databases, intelligent systems, programming languages, software engineering, open source software, sensor networks, and high performance computing.

We invite you to join our Computer Science community and to explore our programs!

Department Office Hours: 

The department is operating during regular hours but, due to the pandemic, we are relying on virtual meetings, except for absolutely critical activities. Please contact an appropriate person on the list below if you need help via email or if you would like to arrange a time for a phone call or an in-person or online meeting:
Undergraduate Advising:
Graduate Advising:
Department Manager:
Department Chair:
Department Services Coordinator:
CS Office:

We look forward to hearing from you and will do our best to respond as soon as we can. 


Computer Science is one of five departments within the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. At the Maseeh College, we offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland’s growing, innovative industries and prepared to gain competitive jobs in engineering and computer science. Our close ties to leading tech companies give you the opportunity to build your professional skills through internship programs while you complete your degree. You can participate in research, community-based learning projects and opportunities to develop your own ideas from proposal to prototype through our innovation programs. Our students are in demand in the Portland job market and beyond, and they report the highest annual earnings of all PSU graduates one year after graduation.

The Computer Science Department's Coronavirus Response

The Portland State University community stands together against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more with the latest updates about how the Computer Science department is responding.

Statement from the Department Chair

A statement from Dr. Mark Jones, Computer Science Department Chair.