Apply online through the Graduate Admissions office.
Each path prepares students for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals program, which in turn prepares students for entry into the MSCS program.
Seattle University offers three career change paths to our Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree. Interested students must have an undergraduate degree.
Students with evidence of course work (or other experience) in computer programming and basic data structures can start directly with the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals. In addition, students with college calculus may qualify to take supplemental undergraduate courses to accelerate entry into the MSCS program.
The programming boot camp is an introductory sequence designed for those who have no other prior programming experience. It is a set of three accelerated computer programming courses requiring at least 20 hours of work per week outside of class. Prospective students are encouraged to look through the boot camp syllabi (below) to get a sense of whether or not they have sufficient programming experience to enter the certificate program directly.
The boot camp is a 12 week intensive summer program with courses taking place over three blocks of 4 weeks.
Classes will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm during each block.