New Graduate Students

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The University of Arizona Department of Computer Science is pleased to welcome the newest members of its graduate programs. Thanks for joining us! 

The Graduate Program Coordinator, Chelsea Ghasemi, ( will serve as your primary administrative contact.

Please carefully review the information below which includes important dates, a checklist of items to help you figure out next steps before and after you arrive on campus, program requirements, and funding information for MS students.

Important Dates for Fall 2020 Admits

See Registrar's Dates and Deadlines and Bursar's Dates and Deadlines.


International students should also view the International Graduate Student Checklist.

Program Requirements

Funding Information for MS Students

Domestic graduate students may apply for financial aid. Other funding opportunities may be viewed here.

There may be graduate assistant positions that become available in our department or another department on campus as we approach the fall semester. If positions become available we will notify you of the opportunities via your University of Arizona email address.

The MS in Computer Science program has a $400/semester ($800 annual) program fee. The fee is used to 1) partially fund a career coordinator and 2) to improve spaces and resources for MS in Computer Science students. Students are responsible for paying this fee each semester they are in the program. There is limited scholarship funding available to help defer some of the cost for students with financial need. Domestic students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to demonstrate need. International students must complete the UA's Financial Need Calculation for International Students Form to demonstrate need. Required forms demonstrating need must be on file with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by July 1. In addition to financial need, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) to be considered for the scholarship.