UA’s computer science department offers interdisciplinary graduate programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees.
The doctor of philosophy degree is regarded as a research degree and is granted on the basis of scholarly proficiency, distinctive achievement in a special field, and the capacity for independent, original investigation.
|Domestic & International*|
|Fall – February 28 (Priority for funding); No Deadline for Graduate Admissions|
|Spring – No Deadline for Graduate Admissions|
* Note: International students must allow enough time to process visa paperwork, etc. if they are accepted into the program.
Students without a degree in CS but who want to apply for an MS degree can take the following prerequisites as a non-degree graduate student: CS100, CS101, CS200, CS201, CS300, CS301. Once you have completed these courses, you can take our senior level courses, such as programming languages, algorithms, etc. at the 5xx level. At the end of the semester in which you are taking the 5xx courses you can apply to our MS program. The good thing about this is although the lower level courses will not count towards your MS degree in CS, the 5xx courses will. The MS degree page has a list of courses required. We offer most courses at least once a year.