Admission Requirements

The information below applies to all MSCS program variants. The application requirements are the same for all programs. The background requirements are the same across all programs. The Data Science has an additional math requirement for graduation 

Background Requirements

  • A four-year equivalent bachelor's degree in computer science, or a related discipline, from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Successful applicants should have already completed the six Preparatory Courses listed in the Course Catalog at a regionally-accredited institution. Most undergraduate computer science backgrounds will include these courses. Applicants who do not have a computer science background can bridge to the MSCS through the Certificate in CS Fundamentals.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of your bachelor's degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work.
  • Data Science specialization only: Completion of Calculus III or an equivalent course is necessary to enroll in the upper-division math courses required for this specialization. Applicants who have not completed Calculus III may still apply to join this specialization, but their time to graduation may be impacted. Please contact cs@seattleu.edu for more information.

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Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form - $0 Application Fee through Fall 2022
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary education institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate coursework. In most cases, unofficial transcripts can be used for the evaluation stage, but offiicial transcripts must be submitted prior to the start of term. 
  • Resume or CV summarizing academic and related work experience (if any).
  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) discussing background, interests, and reasons for wanting to pursue an MSCS.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from academic or professional recommenders who have evaluated your academic work or supervised you in a practical context, and who are able to assess your potential for graduate study.
  • Students who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from the GRE (Code 4695) or GMAT (Code 5613).
  • International StudentsInternational students may be required to submit additional materials in order to have their applications evaluated. If English is not the applicant’s native language, a demonstration of English proficiency meeting the university’s entrance requirements must be submitted. Please visit the International Admissions page for complete information.

Rolling Admissions - No Deadlines

The MSCS program has no official deadline for submission. We will continue to accept and evaluate applications so long as there is time to process them. Completed applications typically take 4-6 weeks to evaluate. International applicants should plan for additional time for visa processing to ensure that they can arrive in time for the first day of classes. Please contact cs@seattleu.edu if you have questions about applying.