Washington University, St. Louis Engineering

MS in Computer Science

See also B.S./M.S.

Degree Requirements

  1. 30 units of graduate credit (all of which must be taken for a grade of C- or better) 
  2. 18 of the 30 units must be departmental courses at the 500-level or above

Breadth Requirements

  1. One 500-level Theoretical Computer Science (T) course
  2. One 500-level Software Systems (S) course
  3. One 500-level Machine and Architecture (M) or Applications (A) course

* This Computer Science Breadth Requirement does not apply to thesis option.

Please Note

  1. During the fall and spring semesters, students must take 9 units per semester to qualify for full-time status. Students beginning the program in the summer must enroll in 6 credits in that first semester to be considered a full-time student. 
  2. 6 units maximum can be transferred from another university
  3. Up to 12 units may be taken from outside of the department. Such approval shall be contingent on the credits being for suitably technical graduate level content. To count more than 6 credits from outside the CSE Department, an appropriate justification for the additional increment shall be provided by the advisor and student, and departmental approval shall be evaluated with increasing stringency for each additional increment.
  4. Any course taken outside the department requires departmental approval
  5. None of the 30 units may be taken as independent study (i.e., CSE 400 or CS 500)
  6. Up to 9 units of 400-level courses can count for graduate credit
  7. Courses with an "N" designation do not count towards master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.
  8. As per Engineering School guidelines, students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.70.
  • Graduate Admissions is now considering full-time masters applications for Spring 2017. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2016.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Jolley Hall, Suite 304, CB 1045, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6160, Fax: (314) 935-7302

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