Graduate Degrees

Computer Science

Grainger College of Engineering

Deepen your computer science knowledge and accelerate your career with a master’s program designed for busy computing professionals. Join the ranks of leaders in computer science who have degrees from Illinois Computer Science, a U.S. News & World Report top five CS graduate program, including the founders and leaders of Malwarebytes,, Microsoft, Netscape, Optimizely, PayPal, Siebel Systems, YouTube, and Yelp.

The Master of Computer Science, a 32 credit hour, non-thesis graduate degree, consists of eight advanced courses in computing. Choose four core areas from which you’ll build expertise, such as machine learning, data mining, software engineering, scientific computing, parallel programming, computer systems, and more. This fully online professional master’s degree equips learners with knowledge from Illinois faculty who are research leaders in computer science. Students interested in a data science focus should consider the Master of Computer Science in Data Science.

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Application Deadlines: 

  • Application deadline for the fall cohort: May 30
  • Application deadline for the spring cohort: October 15