Professional Master’s Degree Program in Computer Science

Admission Requirements

To qualify for unconditional or full acceptance into the Professional MS in Computer Science program, applicants are required to meet all the admission requirements for the MS with major in Computer Science program.

Conditional admission may be available under extraordinary circumstances to applicants who show high promise to successfully complete the program and have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, but who fall short of the GPA and/or the GRE requirement. In these cases, the Professional MS in Computer Science admissions committee will carefully review the application and account for aspects including but not limited to: grade trends, mature work experience, work accomplishment and promotion, type and rigor of undergraduate degree program, references and letters of recommendation.

  • Note: In response to COVID-19, GRE is waived as a requirement for admission to all graduate programs in the CEECS department through Fall 2021.

Degree Requirements

The Professional MS in Computer Science program requires a minimum of 30 credits. Students must satisfy all of the University graduate requirements. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Must have a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better.
  2. All courses in the degree program must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at the 6000 level.