Admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering
Admission into the Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering is offered for the autumn quarter. Complete applications are reviewed and sent to the admission committee on a rolling basis, beginning early February, and decisions are typically sent 8 weeks after the review process begins. Applicants are encouraged to ensure all application materials are complete and accurate at the time of submission.
Diversity and Inclusion are core values and priorities of the University of Washington Bothell, and we reaffirm the campus commitment to diversity and the University of Washington Graduate School’s commitment to Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs. We are dedicated to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive admission process and encourage systemically underrepresented and marginalized groups to apply to our graduate programs. Within the School of STEM, we are constantly reexamining and challenging our policies and procedures to ensure the continued advancement of a culture of access, inclusion, and equity.
Autumn 2023 application deadlines
We are no longer accepting applications for autumn 2022.
- April 3 (International)
- May 1 (Domestic)
Admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering program requires applicants to have:
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other closely related field*
- Including a high level of command and competency in object-oriented concepts and software engineering
- English language proficiency
- 3.0 GPA or equivalent in the last two years of study
*Alternatively, applicants may meet this requirement with a bachelor's degree in another field AND completion of the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development.
Application process & checklist
Applicants will apply online through the UW Graduate School. There are various components that go into preparing and submitting a complete application. Given our holistic admission process, a competitive application is one that demonstrates academic performance through a variety of methods and personal qualities and achievements.
- Online UW Graduate School application & application fee
- Unofficial transcripts
- Personal statement (multiple short answer responses)
- Research essay
- Current resume
- 2-3 letters of recommendation
- Official GRE scores (optional for autumn 2023)
- Official English language proficiency test scores (Non-Native English speaking applicants)
- Additional documents (optional)
When you are ready to apply, follow these step-by-step instructions for applying for admission to help make the process easier.
Connect with us
Email us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment with an admissions advisor (phone, in person, or Zoom). We also offer monthly CSS Graduate Program information sessions if you would like to register to attend.