MPCS Student Advising

MPCS advisors are available to assist current students in navigating their study plans and outlining a distinct educational path for their time in the program.

Faculty and staff advisors can assist with the following topics: 

  • Course planning
  • Program advising
  • Degree requirements
  • Interpretation of University academic policies
  • Referrals to other campus resources

If you have any questions or need assistance with academic matters, please contact or schedule an appointment with an advisor from the list below. Advising appointments are offered in-person or virtually via Zoom.

Academic Advisors

  • Lamont Samuels
    Assistant Clinical Professor, MPCS
    Associate Director, MPCS
    For current MPCS students in the 9-Course, 12-Course, Pre-Doc, and Joint MBA/MPCS programs.
    Schedule via Lamont Samuels' Calendly link

  • Rafi Almhana
    Assistant Clincal Professor, MPCS
    For current MPCS 12-Course students with a specialization in Software Engineering.
    Schedule via Rafi Almhana's Calendly link


Program Advisor

  • Karin Czaplewski
    Associate Director of Student Affairs
    All MPCS students in all programs of study can reach out to Karin with questions about registration, graduation requirements, student visa issues, CPT/OPT, I-20 extensions, and any other student issue.
    Schedule via Karin Czaplewski's Calendly link