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Concurrent BS/MS Degree Program


This is a five-year degree program which leads to both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree at the end of the five years. Both the BS degree requirements and the MS degree requirements need to be fulfilled. However, six credit hours of Computer Science courses at the 5000 level or above may be counted towards both sets of degree requirements, if they are chosen from the following list:

In theory, therefore, the minimum number of credit hours required for the BS/MS degree will be 152.

Students need to gain admission to this program during Fall/Spring of their junior year.


Students will be charged the undergraduate Engineering rate until they reach 145 hours. At that point they are charged the grad rate. See Tuition and Fees Rate Sheets for more information.


Applicants must have completed two 3000-level Computer Science courses on the Boulder campus.

To apply for the program, students must submit the following:

  1. Application for Admission to the Concurrent Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program

  2. Computer Science BS/MS Application for Admission

    Any supporting documentation that must be sent by regular mail should be addressed to

    Computer Science Graduate Program
    University of Colorado Boulder
    430 UCB
    Boulder, CO 80309-0430

Along with the applications, students must also submit:

  • two letters of recommendation from CU-Boulder Computer Science faculty members, if you have a GPA of 3.50 and

  • three letters of recommendation from CU-Boulder Computer Science faculty members, if you have a GPA of more than 3.00 but less than 3.50

  • a short write up on why you are interested in pursuing the BS/MS degree

Contact Graduate Program Advisor Jacqueline (Jackie) DeBoard for further information about admission to the program.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for the concurrent BS/MS application are as follows:

Fall Semester   February 28
Spring Semester   October 15


For academic advising related to the concurrent BS/MS degree, contact Professor Dirk Grunwald.

See also:
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
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