The Department of Computer Science was founded by people who had a vision. This vision was how computer science would fit into the unique spirit of Yale University, an institution oriented to an unusual degree around undergraduate education and close interdepartmental collaboration. The Department has always had close ties to mathematics and engineering, but has increasingly experienced collaborations with other disciplines important to Yale, including psychology, linguistics, economics, business, statistics, music, medicine, physics and more. It is through these collaborations that the importance of computer science in a broader sense is best appreciated.

Graduate Program (Important Updates to Ph.D. application for AY 22-23)



July 19, 2021
The award was made by VMware Research to support Charalampos Papamanthou’s research on authenticated data structures and SNARKs (Succinct Non-Interactive Arguments of...
July 14, 2021
Honorable Mention for the 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award was given to Henry Corrigan-Gibbs (Yale CS Major Class of 2010, now professor at MIT).  Corrigan-Gibbs’s...
July 1, 2021
Yale CS will no longer require, and no longer accept, GRE scores for PhD applications. In order to encourage applications from the widest possible range of applicants,...