Combined Advanced Degree in Computer Science

A master's degree is becoming increasingly valuable when it comes to working your way into a high-paying career, but there's a downside: two more years in school means more lost income and probably more student debt, as well. Accelerated master's degrees save majoring students the cost and study time of graduate admission tests, application fees, and extra courses. By applying for an accelerated master's program, you can start taking courses toward your master's in your senior year and get dual course credit for both your undergraduate and master's degree.

The Combined Advanced Degree Program, also known as the 4 + 1 Program, in Computer Science allows interested and qualified students to complete the department’s Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in a shorter time, usually in five years rather than the normal six. This program allows highly motivated students to begin taking graduate courses in their senior year, accelerating their graduate studies while still at the undergraduate level and while paying undergraduate tuition and fees.

The Combined Advanced Degree BS/MS in CS is structured so that students first complete requirements for the BS in CS Degree Program, but begin to take graduate courses required for the MS in CS Degree Program in the first semester of their senior year.

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. 

The one-page Application Form, Program Description, and Student Agreement Form are available for download.