Professional Master's Program
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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, plus a few terminal Master’s degrees
Professional Master’s Program
155 part-time students
50 new students per year
45 graduates per year (501 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
Principles of Software Eng. Some one-time courses:
Network Systems Alternative Computer Paradigms
Digital Systems Accessibility
Computer Architecture Machine Learning
Parallel Computation Comm. Tech. in the Developing World
Applications of AI Cryptography
Data Mining Cybersecurity
Applied Algorithms Data Compression
Complexity Theory History of Computing
Computational Biology IT & Public Policy
Software Systems Low Resource Mobile Computing
Computer Vision Concurrency
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
Winter 2011 http://pmp.cs.washington.edu/curcourses.html
CSE P 548 Computer Architecture
Luis Ceze - Instructor
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Architecture of the single-chip microprocessor: instruction set design and processor implementation (pipelining, multiple issue,
speculative execution). Memory hierarchy: on-chip and off-chip caches, TLB's and their management, virtual memory from the hardware
viewpoint. I/O devices and control: buses, disks and RAIDs. Shared-memory multiprocessors and cache coherence.
CSE P 573 Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Mausam - Instructor
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Introduction to the use of artificial intelligence tools and techniques in industrial and business settings. Topics include: problem solving
and search, game playing, knowledge representation and reasoning, uncertainty, machine learning, and natural language processing.
CSE P 590 Low Resource Mobile Computing
Gaetano Borriello - Instructor
Day/Time: Monday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: TBD
Introduction to the mobile phone as the first truly ubiquitous computing device. Topics include: evolution of the cell phone, the mobile
web, location and navigation, sensors and context-awareness, transport protocols, user interfaces, social media, relationship to tablets and
netbooks, application domains including participatory sensing, citizen science, micro-blogging, and health. Course includes readings,
discussion, and short research or implementation projects.
CSE P 590 Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography
Josh Benaloh & Brian LaMacchia - Instructors (Distance Course)
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-9:20 pm; Place: UW: Paul G. Allen Center for CS&E, room 305; MS: Building 113/1159
Exploration of techniques of modern cryptography and application to real-world problems, including common algorithms and protocols
used to secure and validate electronic documents, messages, & e-commerce transactions.
Note: When available (usually the week before courses start) Course Web pages are linked to the course titles on the
current courses page!
CSEP 544 Database Mgt. Systems—Dan Suciu (Distance); Wed. 6:30-9:20 pm
CSEP 557 Graphics—Zoran Popovic; Tue. 6:30-9:20 pm
CSEP 561 Network Systems—David Wetherall; Thu. 6:30-9:20 pm
CSEP 548 Comp. Architecture—Luis Ceze
CSEP 573 Artificial Intelligence—Pedro Domingos
CSEP 590 Mobile Computing—Gaetano Borriello
CSEP 590 Cryptography (Distance)—Josh Benaloh & Brian LaMacchia
CSEP 506 Concurrency—Madan Musuvathi
CSEP 590 Computational Biology—Larry Ruzzo
CSEP 548 Computing for Global Health—Richard Anderson;
CSEP 5xx Course TBD
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. Note: When you return UPASS no credit or debit
will appear on your statement.
Quarterly cost $3,325 ($665 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!
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.