Advance your career with a master's degree in computer science from one of the top computer science graduate programs in the nation. UMass Amherst's innovative, on-campus degree program will help you build sought-after skills and knowledge for research or industry.
For students interested in focusing their master's studies in data science, the college's Center for Data Science has developed a Concentration in Data Science.
Admission is very competitive. We typically accept 10% of students applying to our graduate programs. Backgrounds vary: we have students from engineering, math, computer science, electrical engineering, psychology and social sciences. With such a diverse group, an emphasis is placed on letters of recommendation, the personal statement, GPA and GRE scores. For more information about admissions requirements, see our Application Instructions.
The College expects that students starting work toward a Master's degree have a solid undergraduate background in Computer Science.