The computer science program prepares students for careers in computer science by offering BA and BS degrees, as well as combined BA/MS and BS/MS degrees. For more information about the program, please refer to our program overview section.
Undergraduate admission is handled by the University. Please check out the University admission site for more information.
Information on Ph.D Admission
We are a highly selective program that welcomes and supports excellent applicants. To apply, you should use the online system (Deadline: December 18, 2023, a $90 application fee). Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Note: UChicago CS will not require the GRE exam for the 2023-2024 PhD application cycle. It is optional.
Please note that while you are free to email faculty to explore possible common research interests, admission decisions are made by the Department.
While most of our graduate students have majored in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in the mathematical sciences as undergraduates, applicants with other backgrounds have also been successful in our department. Students will succeed in the program if they are motivated to do research and have a strong general intellectual preparation to study in a particular field of computer science.
Our new Student Application Support Program (SASP) allows prospective students from marginalized or underrepresented populations in Computer Science to get feedback on their applications before submitting them to the university. Apply by November 15th.
December 18, 2023: Deadline for all application materials
Early-to-mid February, 2024: Notification to admitted students
Early March 2024: Visiting days for admitted students
April 15, 2024: Deadline for decision to accept admissions offer
Information on Joint Math/CS PhD Admission
To be admitted to the joint program, students will have to be admitted by both departments. Applicants should refer to the detailed instructions.
Information on Master Admission
Please refer to each individual master program for the admission process.