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Leadership. Collaboration. Impact. Join CS @ ILLINOIS and be a part of ground-breaking research, historic firsts, and future discoveries. Our top-5 graduate program, a large world-class faculty, and major multi-disciplinary research centers await you. Be a part of transforming the world of computing.

Note:  Please carefully read through each program first to select the program that best fits your education goals.  Applicants can only submit one application.



General University and Department Requirements for Applicants

Learn more about the University of Illinois' Graduate Student Requirements, and how to apply. If you have any questions, please email admissions [at] cs [dot] illinois [dot] edu or call (217) 333-4197.

Additional Application Materials for International Students Only

If you are an international student, please see this page for information on TOEFL and IELTS exam requirements, financial aid, and the financial certification form.

Application Process & Deadlines - Current Illinois Graduate Students

Learn more about the process and deadlines to apply as a current graduate student to the CS @ ILLINOIS Graduate Programs.

Graduate Recruitment Fairs

Engineering at Illinois and CS @ ILLINOIS Graduate Programs representatives regularly attend annual conferences and graduate college fairs. Please be sure to stop by and visit with us to learn more about graduate programs at Illinois.

Campus and Community Life

Champaign-Urbana is a micro-urban community with a small-town feel while sacrificing no big city advantages. Learn more about the cities.

Places to Explore

It's all within reach! Champaign-Urbana is a short drive away from three major cities. Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. Learn more about our connections.