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Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science program provides a firm foundation in research and applications in Computer Science. It is a two year full-time program with a strong research orientation. The program is designed from students with undergraduate degrees in computer science or computer engineering.


Before Applying for Graduate School

You can find information on the application process on the UMD Graduate School page. The CS department has an online list of items to consider when you are applying. Please review the lists of deadlines at the bottom of this page.  Note: No applications are accepted for Spring Semester.


UMD CS Graduate Brochure

The Master of Science in Computer Science Brochure contains detailed information about admission to the Graduate School, applying for financial aid, and requirements for the degree.

University of Minnesota Catalog

Catalog information for the Master of Science in Computer Science at UMD.

Current Graduate Students

There are currently 22 full-time graduate students pursuing the M.S. degree in Computer Science. Each student has a graduate teaching assistantship or a research assistantship. Check here for a pdf of the current graduate students.

List of Graduate Alumni

Since the establishment of the graduate program in computer science, 155 students have been awarded the Master of Science in Computer Science degree at UMD. For a full list of graduate theses, check this page.



February 2 - March 15, 2017 — Initial Round of Financial Aid Decisions
The decisions on admissions and financial aid for the next academic year are made during this period. To be considered in the first round, an applicant must have submitted an admissions application by March 15.

March 16 - April 15, 2017 — Notification of Financial Aid
The department makes its offers of financial aid as early as possible in the spring of the year but may make offers later if funding is available. Although we attempt to make all offers by April 15th, for various reasons during a particular year this may not be possible. See Section 2.2 of the CS Graduate Brochure for details.

July 15, 2017 — Deadline for Fall 2017 Admission