Faculty Recruiting Support CICS


Important Dates

June 1

Priority Fall Application Deadline

July 15

Final Fall Application Deadline

October 1 

Priority Spring Application Deadline

November 15

Final Spring Application Deadline

Who Should Apply

This program is intended for students with a solid background in computer science and mathematics. An undergraduate degree in computer science equivalent to the one offered by UMass Amherst is ideal preparation, but by no means required. At a minimum, students should have taken courses equivalent to those listed below or have relevant work experience that developed the same skills. Individual graduate courses may have greater expectations. We recommend that students check descriptions of courses they are interested in for their prerequisites. Applicants are encouraged to detail all relevant work and educational experiences in their personal statements.

Application Materials & Instructions

Applications are handled through the UMass Amherst Graduate School. All materials should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office only. For questions on the graduate admissions process, see the Graduate Admissions website.

To apply, you must submit:

Submission of GRE scores is optional for the MS program.  Choosing not to submit GRE scores will not harm an applicant's chances of admission.


For more detailed information, visit the Graduate Application Instructions page

Tuition & Fees 2022-2023

  • $825 / credit
  • 30 credits 
  • Total cost = $25,557
  • UMass Amherst alumni receive a 10% discount.

Some employers offer tuition reimbursement. Check with your employer to see if they have a tuition reimbursement program.