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Computer Science (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program 
Program Description

The Department of Computer Science offers an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) that will enable qualified and motivated undergraduates to complete a BS and MS in computer science in 5 years. The BS and MS components dovetail in the senior year of undergraduate study, where they simultaneously fulfill baccalaureate and gradaute requirements. Students complete the MS during the fifth year.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Computer Science -

The Department of Computer Science offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in computer science. The department's programs prepare graduate students for positions in the design and development of computer systems and applications in business and industry and for scientific positions in industrial or academic computing research. Areas of research interest within the department currently include analysis of algorithms, cloud computing, compilers, computational biology, database systems, data visualization, embedded systems, natural language processing, networks, operating systems, theory, storage systems, security, and vision.

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Chelsea L Skotnicki
Graduate Program Coordinator
Chelsea L Skotnicki
Director of Graduate Studies
Mihai Surdeanu
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

2 letters of recommendation, at least one from a Computer Science faculty member, that speak to your ability to complete a graduate degree in computer science and to successfuly meet the rigor of the accelerated program.

Statement of purpose highlighting your areas of interest and research in computer science, why you are interested in the Accelerated Master's Program, and your career goals.

Curriculum Vitae including any research you have been involved in, papers you have published, and conferences at which you have presented.

Standardized Tests

There are not any required exams.


Financial Aid

Very limited financial aid available.

Admissions Deadlines
  • Admission is considered on a per applicant basis. Students should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 4832, 0401, 0402, 0499

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 30
Core coursework: Take one course from Foundations of Systems and one course from Foundations of Theory and additional four courses from any area (6 courses total).

Foundations of Systems
525 Principles of Computer Networking
552 Advanced Operating Systems
553 Principles of Compilation
576 Computer Architecture

Foundations of Theory
545 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
573 Theory of Computation

Applications of Computing
520 Principles of Programming Languages
522 Parallel and Distributed Programming
533 Computer Graphics
547 Green Computing
560 Database Systems Implementation
566 Computer Security
550 Algorithms in Bioinformatics
537 Computational Geometry
577 Introduction to Computer Vision

Students will take an additional 4 courses ("Major Electives") in Computer Science to complete the degree.

Other requirements: A grade of B or better is required for any course applied toward the core curriculum. Courses in which a C is earned may be used toward major elective requirements. Courses in which a D or lower is earned will be included in the graduate GPA and cannot be include in the plan of study.

Language requirements: None

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 26 Oct 2016