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Computer Science - MS

Fall Deadlines

Standard Deadline: March 15, 2024

Spring Deadlines

Standard Deadline: October 15, 2023

Application Requirements

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Program-Specific Instructions

Additional Information

The baccalaureate degree must include the following subjects: Calculus I and II, Introductory and Object-Oriented Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Computer Architecture including Assembly Language, Data Structures and Algorithms and, Automata Theory and Formal Languages. Alternatively, students may take equivalent courses after their undergraduate program and before applying to the master's program. The School of Computing offers foundation courses which students can use to bridge into the master's program.

Students missing the foundation requirements and/or possess a non STEM academic degree may consider applying to the Graduate Certificate in Computing Foundations. The Certificate program can be used as a pathway into the MS in Computer Science program directly, upon successful completion of the certificate. Learn more here: cs.gmu.edu. Note: Students requiring foundation courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements for degree consideration into Computer Science, Information Systems, or Software Engineering should consider applying to the certificate program.

Preparation Coursework

The program requires applicants to identify coursework regarding academic preparation. Applicants are provided with instructions in the application to describe the most advanced course(s) taken that cover similar material. The required courses are provided on the application but also available here to preview: Admissions & Policies for Computer Science, MS

Online program option: This program is also offered fully online. Request additional information for the online program, learn more, or apply.

Space-available deadlines for fall 2024 applications are available here: https://cec.gmu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/application-requirements-and-deadlines