Pre-Doctoral MS in Computer Science

The MPCS Pre-Doctoral Masters of Science in Computer Science is a 12-course research-oriented masters program for students who want to explore computer science research and work closely with a CS faculty member as their research advisor. Completion of this program will strengthen a student's research background to become a more competitive candidate for PhD programs in Computer Science.

The Pre-Doctoral MS in CS degree program is a full-time, 12 course program that can be completed in 15 months, starting in the Autumn quarter.

The MPCS Pre-Doctoral program is highly competitive and only a small number of students will be accepted. Applications that are not accepted to the Pre-Doctoral program WILL NOT be reviewed for the MS in Computer Science program. If you apply to both programs, only the Pre-Doc application will be reviewed. If you apply to the Pre-Doc program in Round 1 and are not admitted, you can apply to the MS in Computer Science Full-Time program in Round 2.

Financial Support
The CS department does not offer any financial assistance, scholarships or funding to students in the Pre-Doctoral Masters Program.