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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Computer Science


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose.

Management, M.B.A./Computer Science, M.S.

The Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science offer a concurrent degree program which enables the student to complete the requirements for the M.S. in Computer Science and the M.B.A. in three academic years. Interested applicants should contact the M.B.A. program office for details.

Ph.D.: Applicants to the Ph.D. program who hold the MS degree should have completed the requirements for the M.S. degree with at least a 3.5 grade-point average and should also have demonstrated creative ability. The M.S. degree is normally not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Over the last five years, 50% to 80% of those admitted to the Ph.D. program have earned only a bachelor's degree. Admittees who hold the bachelor's degree only typically have earned at least a 3.6 grade point average and have demonstrated a strong aptitude for graduate study and research in the GRE scores, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and research or industry experience.

Program Name

Computer Science

Computer Science is a major offered by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Leading to the degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

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