Graduate Admissions Overview

The graduate programs in the Computer Science and Engineering department are highly competitive. We receive 1600 + applications each year for approximately 140 total seats in the PhD and MS programs.
We are only able to admit the most qualified applicants who advance our mission of innovative research. Information about each program can be found below, to find out more about admissions criteria select the link for your program of interest from the menu to the left.

Graduate Programs Information Sessions

Prospective students can RSVP for an information session to learn about the following graduate programs:

  • Computer Science MS
  • Computer Science MCS
  • Computer Science Ph.D.
  • Data Science MS
  • Data Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

RSVP at z.umn.edu/csgradinfosessions

The Graduate School also offers information sessions and campus tours. You can find more information on this webpage.

Available Degrees

Associated Graduate Programs*

The department’s faculty members play a significant role in three additional graduate degree programs, which are:

*Note that the respective programs handle admissions in these programs.

Program Statistics Admission FAQ

Statistics for applicants can be found here:

Computer Science 

Data Science

Admission FAQ Link