Master of Science in Computer Science atThe University of Chicago Department of Computer Science


1 years - 15 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The University of Chicago's Department of Computer Science offers nine months postgraduate degree in Computer Science which provides students a deep foundation in computer science
  • Students acquire the skills required for an exciting career in software engineering, finance, trading analytics, and more
  • Graduates are provided a strong fundamental grounding in software engineering research, theory, principles, and practice (e.g. CMMI, RUP, UML, and design patterns)
  • Full-time students at the University of Chicago take 3 classes per quarter and have the choice to complete the 9-Course program in one academic year or the 12-Course specialization program in 15 months
  • Students in the 12-course program can choose from one of the following specializations:
  • Data Analytics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Software Engineering


  • University Rankings
    • #10

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #10

      - QS 2022

    • #10

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #6

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #15

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 43,04,482
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 3,54,687
TransportationINR 2,74,987
Graduate Student Services FeeINR 1,34,231
Books and SuppliesINR 1,84,878
Personal/MiscellaneousINR 3,26,256
TotalINR 12,75,039

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 77.68


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Prerequisites:
    • Programming:
      • Data types (native and derived)
      • Operators, precedence, and expressions
      • Assignment and statements
      • Control flow (conditionals and iteration)
      • Functions, return types, and parameters
      • Recursion
      • Console and file I/O
    • Math:
      • Logic: propositional logic; quantifiers
      • Mathematical reasoning: methods of proof, direct proof, and indirect proof. Mathematical induction and strong induction
      • Counting: methods of counting; permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, pigeonhole principle, inclusion-exclusion
      • Discrete probability: discrete probability spaces; conditional probability and independence; Bernoulli trials, Bayes’s theorem, random variables, and expected value; variance, geometric and binomial distributions
      • Asymptotic notation
      • Recurrences and methods of solving recurrences
      • Graphs: simple graphs, isomorphism, paths, trees
      • Modular arithmetic, divisibility, prime numbers; GCD and Euclid’s algorithm, Fermat’s little theorem
  • Students who meet the prerequisites for programming, either through previous academic coursework or work experience, should plan to start the MPCS with core classes
  • Applicants from a three-year bachelor’s program will be given due consideration

Post Graduation

No specific cutoff mentioned


Marks - 90/120


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • GMAT Quantitative: 70th percentile and above


Marks - 7/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • GRE Quantitative: 80th percentile and above
  • GRE Subject Test scores are not required

Other eligibility criteria
GRE will be waived if applicants feel that their strong evidence of success in advanced mathematical coursework at the graduate level shown on previous academic transcripts. Coursework in advanced math at the University of Chicago, or other highly competitive Universities, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, will be considered as well
Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Recommendation letters can be professional or academic

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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