Professional Master's Program
Academic and Administrative Information
Pedro Domingos Fred Videon
Faculty Coordinator Software Engineer
firstname.lastname@example.org fred@ cs.washington.edu email@example.com
1. Food/Ice Breaker
2. Welcome/ Admin Info
US News Graduate Program Rankings
Computer Science (7)
Computer Engineering (13)
By Ranked Computer Science Areas
Programming Languages (11)
500 full-time students
160 degrees conferred per year
Fifth Year Master Program
15 full-time students
Started in 2008 for current CSE undergrad students
Full-Time Graduate Program – research focus
150 full-time students
25 Ph.D. graduates per year
Professional Master’s Program
160 part-time students
50 new students per year
45 graduates per year (546 to date)
Allow IT professionals access to CSE faculty & curriculum
Students exposed to latest research developments
Promote regional IT recruiting and advancement
Strengthen existing CSE/Industry partnerships
Not: Path to the Ph.D. program
Not: Advanced technical training program
PMP leads to a MS Degree in Computer Science & Engineering
Degree (non-thesis) consists of approximately 40 credits:
Eight Professional Master’s Program courses (4 credits each)
No pre-requisites exist among courses
Eight additional credits
Typically fulfilled by enrolling in our colloquium series (1 credit
Time to complete the program:
2 1/2 years - one course and one colloquium per quarter. No
classes offered in summer.
Students must complete degree in timely manner (15 credits/year
6 years (including ALL time spent on-leave) is the maximum time
allotted by the UW for earning a Master’s degree
Students enroll in at least 2 credits or be formally on-leave at all
times during program (excluding Summer quarter)
On-leave status must have Faculty Coordinator approval.
Academic Progress (cont.)
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above required for master’s degree
A grade of 2.7 or above required for a course to be counted toward
degree. (8 courses of 2.7 or above required for degree.)
Transfer of Credit
You may petition for transfer of up to 6 credits of graduate level
course work that has not counted towards any other degree
Contact advisor to expedite the approval process
Other Important Policies
Listed at: http://www.washington.edu/students/#ACADEMICS
It is student’s responsibility to be familiar with UW policies
Graduate courses especially designed for working professionals:
Targeted class limit of 45 students
Moderate length assignments
Manageable group projects
Accessible: Some PMP courses available on-line and at Microsoft
Regular faculty and other highly qualified instructors
Almost all instructors have their own research programs
World class library
Generous computing facilities
Computer Operating Sys. Transaction Processing
Distributed Systems Database Management Systems
Compiler Construction Software Entrepreneurship
Programming Languages Computer Security
Principles of Software Eng.
Some one-time courses:
Alternative Computer Paradigms
Comm. Tech. in the Developing World
Applications of AI
History of Computing
IT & Public Policy
Low Resource Mobile Computing
Current Trends in Comp. Graphics
Computing for Global Health
Human Computer Interaction
Enables students to see state of art research from the best in field.
Note especially our Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Students can view talks live or on-line. (90% available on-line)
Live: Tues.& Thurs. 3:30-4:30 room EE-105.
On-line: “on demand” link from URL above.
To earn 1 credit: view any 8 colloquia; report on any 4.
(From any day, week or year!)
Colloquia reporting system:
Planning your program
Regular courses are normally taught on a two-year cycle.
Students who are near graduation have priority for
enrollment in courses.
Normal: 8 courses + 8 credits of colloquia
Replace colloquia with regular PMP courses
Daytime graduate courses (with permission)
No research options.
Contact PMP Advisor for questions.
Degree application process described at:
The two most important things to remember are:
PMP students must register for at least two credits in the quarter
they wish to graduate
PMP students must apply for their degrees in the first month of the
quarter they plan to graduate.
PMP Graduate Dinner
CSE Graduation Event
Husky Stadium Commencement
Spring 2012 http://pmp.cs.washington.edu/curcourses.html
CSE P 510 Human Computer Interaction
Alan Borning - Instructor
Day/Time: Monday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: EEB 037;
Topics in human computer interaction, including tools and skills for user interface design, user interface software architecture, rapid
prototyping and iterative design, safety and critical systems, evaluation techniques, and computer supported cooperative work.
CSE P 546 Data Mining
Pedro Domingos - Instructor (Distance Course)
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: UW: Paul G. Allen Center for CS&E, room 305; MS: building 99, room 1915
Methods for identifying valid, novel, useful and understandable patterns in data. Topics to be covered include: induction of predictive
models from data (classification, regression, probability estimation); clustering; and association rules.
CSE P 590 Distributed Systems
Arvind Krishnamurthy - Instructor
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30-9:20 pm pm; Place: EEB 037
Design of high performance, highly available distributed web services. Topics include: clock synchronization, distributed consensus,
failure models, loading balancing, object location and migration, distributed transactions, cache coherence, and security.
CSE P 567 Design & Implementation of Digital Systems
Carl Ebeling - Instructor
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: EEB 037
This course surveys a wide range of hardware design and implementation topics. The goal is to give the student an understanding of how
hardware systems are designed, what the major technological and design issues are, and how that affects how we build all kinds of
systems. The labs are designed to give you a taste of what hardware designers do, whether they are designing custom VLSI chips, FPGA-
based systems or embedded systems.
Note: When available (usually the week before courses start) Course Web pages are linked to the course titles on the
current courses page!
PMP students register by phone [(206) 543-2310], fax, or mail using
registration form Advisor sends quarterly to students' cs e-mail
Registration and payment must be received no later than close of
business Friday before quarter start.
PMP students should be familiar with add/drop/withdraw policies at
Can’t use myUW to register for PMP courses
Can use myUW http://www.myuw.washington.edu/ for:
Change of Address
Student ID Cards
For detailed information see UW Student ID Center Web site at
Student ID Center, ground floor of Odegaard Library next to the By
George Cafe, weekdays 8 to 5.
Student ID Cards are also used for lab access. On first use be prepared
to wait a few minutes for activation.
UPASS information is available from links at Student ID Card Web Page
referenced above. All PMP students must pay $76 for a UPASS
whether they use them or not.
Quarterly cost $3,990 ($798 per credit)
One price for all!
+ $150 quarterly fees & textbooks
$2 per night campus parking permit available from UW Parking Services
(otherwise $6 at gatehouse)
The Parking Services Office at 3901 University Way NE is open M-F 7:30 to
5:00 and until 6:00 pm Mon-Thur. for the first week of classes. There
are long lines during the first week of classes.
Bicycle room available in CSE basement. Ask Dave for access.
Carpool, bike and bus are very much encouraged!
Microsoft mailing list for PMP students is uwpmp (managed through the
usual MS portal)
Food/Drink on Campus
Inside the Suzzallo Library on Red Square, just on the right
as you enter the building, is Suzzallo Espresso, a
café/convenience store that's open until 10 pm on
Getting the Word Out
PMP students and graduates are the best way we have to
spread the word on the Professional Master's Program.
Please make sure talk to your friends and co-workers
about your courses and the program. We would love to
have more students just like you.