Application Deadlines

CS Graduate Program Entry Application Deadline(s)* Decision Deadline**
Ph.D. in Computer Science Fall only December 15 March 15
M.S. in Computer Science Fall only December 15 March 15
M.S. in Bioinformatics Spring & Fall October 15 (Spring) & January 15 (Fall) November 15 (Spring) & March 15 (Fall)
Professional Master of Computer Science (on-campus MCS) Fall only January 15 March 15
Professional Master of Computer Science (MCS in Chicago) Spring  November 14 December 5
Professional Online MCS and MCS in Data Science Fall , Spring & Summer May 30 (Fall), October 15 (Spring), & February 15 (Summer) July 15 (Fall), November 30 (Spring), & March 31 (Summer)
5 year BS-MS Program* Fall only September 15 Varies
5 year BS-MCS Program* Fall only March 15 Varies

*All applications materials, including the application fee, must be received by the posted deadline. (Posted deadlines are for 11:59 PM U.S. Central Time Zone.) Late applications will not be accepted. In addition, incomplete applications will be subject to denial.

Note: We strongly recommend that you and your recommenders do not wait until the deadline to submit your application or letters of recommendations. Server traffic around the deadline may cause technical difficulties. It is highly recommended to have all application materials submitted one month prior to the deadline to expedite admission decisions.

*Applications to the Fifth Year Master's Programs are only open to current CS undergraduates enrolled in the College of Engineering who have a junior standing (must have at least one year left of their undergraduate studies after admission into the program).

** Admissions decisions are released to applicants as they are finalized by the committee. This is an ongoing process throughout the period between the application deadline and the decision deadline.

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