Special Announcements: There is no longer an internal transfer process for new students. All students interested in CS must apply directly to the program. Students from other engineering backgrounds may have the opportunity to be admitted to a special expanded 37 unit version of the M.S. in Computer Science designed for Scientists and Engineers. See details at the bottom of this page.
A maximum of 4 units may be taken from approved 400-level courses in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science; the remaining units must be approved courses at the 500 or 600 level.
A maximum of 2 units of CSCI 590 and a maximum of 2 units of CSCI 591 may be applied aplied to the degree.
Thesis courses (CSCI 594abz) and Internship courses (ENGR 595abcdz/596/597/598) are not eligible for elective credit.
|M.S. Computer Science Advisement:||Frequently Asked Questions:|
M.S. Computer Science students receive academic advisement from our team of advisors. Current students can contact the advisement team directly via a dedicated email address. All advisement appointments are scheduled online through myViterbi.
Forms and Procedures:
Graduation Application (All Students)
Online Form (myViterbi)
DEN Course Petition (On Campus Students)
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Leave of Absence
Fillable Form (Domestic Students) (PDF)
Online Form (International Students)
Reduced Course Load (RCL)
Apply for RCL (VASE Website)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Apply for CPT (VASE Website)
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Apply for OPT (VASE Website)
Transfer to CS:
- Important: There is no longer an internal transfer process for new students. New students must apply directly to the CS program via the Viterbi Graduate Admissions Office. Students without an academic background in CS must apply for the Master of Science in Computer Science (Scientists and Engineers), which is a full-time 2 year, 37 unit program.
- You must attend the program for which you were admitted and certified.
- Students admitted to other Viterbi departments are not permitted to take CSCI courses during their first semester.
- Ph.D. Students from outside Viterbi seeking to add an M.S. in Computer Science or Viterbi M.S. students seeking a 2nd M.S. in Computer Science should apply via the Viterbi Graduate Admissions Office.
Viterbi Ph.D. students seeking to add a M.S. in Computer Science should contact a CS Advisor for details.
Published on June 14th, 2016
Last updated on April 14th, 2023