Graduate Advisement | Computer Science | SIU

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graduate advisement

Graduate Advisement

Graduate advisors play a key role in the academic life of students. The graduate advisors are appointed by the director of the school of computing. It is the graduate advisor who formally approves student's programs of study, advises them on advancement to candidacy for higher degrees, considers their petitions to change majors, to add or drop courses, to apply for readmission, etc. In all of these matters, the advisor must judge whether the student's request is in order, is in the student's best interest, and is feasible under existing regulations.

The Computer Science Graduate Program Director will meet with new admitted and transfer students to review your career objectives and help you outline a course of study to meet your goals. The Director is available for assistance to CS graduate majors at any time throughout their program of study. To make an appointment, call the Computer Science Main Office at 536-2327. Additionally, a Graduate Orientation seminar is conducted each semester. The seminar offers you an opportunity to gain familiarity with changes in the curriculum and an opportunity to ask questions regarding the curriculum, course offerings, advisement, registration, and program issues.

Graduate Program Director and Advisor

Dr. Khaled Ahmed

To schedule an appointment, call the Computer Science Main Office at 536-2327 or stop by Engineering A0319.