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Graduate Admissions

We're a big campus -- Big 10, to be exact -- with more than $640 million spent on research and development in a typical year.  We have 15 schools and colleges, including our internationally known Grainger College of Engineering, where Illinois Computer Science resides. This substantial breadth offers many opportunities for CS graduate students to conduct collaborative groundbreaking research that can not only impact computing, but medicine, business, the arts, media, or whatever defines your research and passion. Together, we can do the impossible every day.

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Degree & Program Options

Illinois Computer Science offers a variety of graduate study options to fit any educational goal.

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Applications Process and Requirements

All applicants (including current Illinois Computer Science graduate students) must apply through the University's Graduate College. Additional requirements may apply for international students.

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Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines vary depending on the degree program. See the Application Deadlines page for more in-depth information.

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Graduate Recruitment Fairs

Representatives from Illinois Computer Science and The Grainger College of Engineering 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.

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Graduate Computer Science

The graduate program in Computer Science is ranked 5th in Best Computer Sciences Schools issue of U.S. News and World Report (last ranked in 2018).

U.S. News and World Report


The graduate engineering program at Illinois ranked 10th overall in the Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S. News and World Report (published in March 2020). The list provided here includes all ranked graduate engineering science specialties in The Grainger College of Engineering.

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