Undergraduate Admission

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.

Graduate Admissions

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.


December 18, 2023:  Deadline for all application materials

Early-to-mid February, 2024: Notification to admitted students

March 1, 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.

Student Application Support Program

We would like to make applicants to the Ph.D. program aware of the following student-run program. The Student Application Support Program (SASP) enables prospective applicants to the Ph.D. program in computer science (CS) to receive feedback on their statement of purpose from current CS Ph.D. students before submitting an application to the university. SASP is part of efforts to diversify and increase access to opportunities in the field. This program is open to all prospective applicants. Note that no faculty are involved in the program and that participation in the program will not be disclosed to faculty.
The program is accepting submissions until November 25th at this link.