Integrated B.S./M.S

Computer Science Students Working Together in Classroom

2023-2024 Requirements

Click to view the Computer Science, Blended B.S./M.S. admission, degree, and program requirements, and review its learning outcomes and roadmap on the University e-catalog.


To apply, please complete the integrated BS/MS application form and submit it to the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Computer Science. Applications must be submitted by week 6. The graduate coordinator will contact you for the next steps.

Integrated Master's and Bachelor's Degree
in Computer Science

The Integrated BS/MS program in Computer Science provides an accelerated route for academically excellent upper-division students in the BS degree program to complete the MS degree program while simultaneously completing the BS requirements. The main objectives of the program are:

  • To provide an accelerated route to a graduate degree, with simultaneous awarding of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • To provide a seamless process whereby a limited number of students can progress from undergraduate to graduate status.

Program Features

  • Simplified application process
  • BS and MS coursework can be taken concurrently
  • Maximum of 9 shared elective units between BS and MS programs. Shared units are to be completed after
    University admission into the Integrated Program.
  • Access to graduate student facilities
  • TA appointments (if available)
  • Scheduling flexibility provided by the program enables students to complete the BS and MS degrees efficiently.

Admission to the Integrated BS/MS Program

The eligibility requirements for admission to the Integrated BS/MS program are:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 80-semester units of undergraduate coursework for a BS in Computer Science.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units. 
  • Students must have completed all of the required CS 3000-level courses in the BS degree program with an average of 3.0 in these courses.
  • Students must have completed the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

* Students must have completed all the GE requirements that are not met in their major.

Students are selected by a faculty committee based on prior academic performance and a letter of recommendation.

Upon admission to this program, the student will be categorized as a grad student. This might affect the student's financial aid situation. Students should check with the FA office on how this might affect their FA before application.