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Master of Computer Science

Earn your Master's degree from our top-ranked Department of Computer Science without leaving home. Lectures captured as they are presented in class are made available online for your convenience. Up to 12 credit hours taken prior to admission will count toward the degree with departmental approval.

Delivery Method

Fully online

Admission Requirements

Application deadlines:

  • Summer or Fall - January 15

  • Spring - October 15


Degree candidates:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA -3.2/4.0

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose

  • Complete Graduate College application with $70 fee for domestic applicants or $90 fee for international applicants.

  • TOEFL scores for international applicants

  • Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended (not just where degrees conferred).Non-degree candidates may enroll in CS courses on a credit or non-credit basis.

Transfer Policy

Twelve hours of credit may be petitioned to transfer after the student is admitted to the degree program and has completed eight hours of study from the University of Illinois.

Special Characteristics