University of Chicago

Division of the Physical Sciences

Masters Program in Computer Science


Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's Program in Computer Science provides students with a deep foundation in computer science and the skills required for an exciting career in software engineering, finance, trading analytics and pushes into cutting edge technology. What sets our program apart from other programs is our ability to tailor course work to the needs of our students, regardless of previous computing experience or career objectives. We are able to accommodate working professionals and varying schedules, so the program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis to best fit your needs. Our classes are held in the evening at the Hyde Park Campus and at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. Students must take a minimum of 9 courses to graduate which includes five core classes and four electives courses, with fulltime students able to complete the program in as little as 9 months and part-time students completing the program in as few as 15 months. Unlike other programs where a specific set of prerequisites is required for entry to the program, we realize some students may not have the computer science background needed as a foundation for success in the program but plenty of relevant experience or expertise. To accommodate those with less experience in math and/or programming, we offer an Immersion Phase to introduce students with limited previous exposure to computing to the fundamental and introductory skills that are needed to successfully begin the masters level coursework.


Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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