M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering

The M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame is a coursework-focused degree that leads to advanced technical competency. It is designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers in industry or government.

Students in the M.S. program pay tuition while taking courses full time.

For a well-prepared student, the M.S. degree can be completed in 11 months (two semesters plus the summer session).

Degree requirements

  • A minimum of 24 course credits at the 60000-level plus two semesters (6 credits) of Research Seminar.
  • A master’s project OR a master’s thesis

For complete information, consult the CSE Graduate Studies Handbook and the ND Academic Code for Graduate Students.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can judge your academic and research potential


Students in the program pay tuition. Scholarships or financial aid typically are not provided for this degree.


Our application deadline is December 15 for the following fall semester.
Our application deadline is October 15 for the following spring semester.


Please direct questions about the program to cse-grad-info@nd.edu.