Computer Science Master of Science

The CU Denver master of science in computer science provides ample opportunities in state-of-the-art research and professional development in various interdisciplinary areas.​

The master of science in computer science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level computer science courses with at least a 3.0 grade point average. Students choose one of three plans to complete their degree. Students in the Data Science in Biomedicine track will complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate-level courses.


For students with applications from majors that satisfy the admissions criteria but are lacking some CS foundational courses: A specific plan of study is devised in your admission plan specifying the number of CS foundational courses to be completed during the first year of your studies with a minimum grade of B. In addition to these courses, you will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours to satisfy the program requirements.

Department positions may be available (including teaching assistants).  Department positions are hourly based positions and do not include tuition reimbursement; hiring decisions are made 1-2 weeks after the beginning of each semester by the department. These positions are competitive and are based on availability, need, and qualifications. Computer science students are also eligible for other on campus employment.  For available positions, please refer to Handshake, the student employment website.

CMS Login