Admissions decisions are based on the applicant’s submission of academic transcripts, GRE results, TOEFL results (for international students), letters of recommendation, and an essay on the applicant’s scholarly and professional ambitions. A BA/BS degree with a substantial background in computing is required. Industrial experience in software engineering is preferred but not required.

Applications should be received by June 1 and October 1 for admission to the next Fall or Spring semesters, respectively.

For further information or application material to about our Master’s Program, please contact the Computer Science Department at:

Master of Science in Computer Science-SE
Computer Science Department
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781
(213) 740-5703