Co-op delivers a deeper educational experience
The CCIS Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) offers an opportunity to apply your knowledge in new, authentic contexts. Co-op participation at the graduate level is voluntary, and most students seek out the professional experience to deepen their education, develop new skills, and determine how theory and practice work together.
You’ll have the opportunity to gain up to 12 months of hands-on work related to your major—achieving significant personal growth, increased self-confidence and initiative, and stronger technical skills.
Graduate co-op process and requirements
The graduate level co-op program is a voluntary experiential learning option available to students who meet eligibility requirements. It supports full-time students enrolled in Computer Science, Data Science, Health Informatics, or Information Assurance and Cyber Security master’s degree programs.
There are three primary components to the CCIS graduate co-op process: preparation, job search, and work experience. For the purposes of eligibility, internships and cooperative education are treated as a co-op and not considered separate experiences.
The co-op process also includes successful completion of the Graduate Cooperative Education Seminar (CS6949), as well as clearance meetings with your co-op coordinator and abiding by all co-op policies.