Prospective Students

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The Allen School offers: (1) undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, (2) a full-time graduate program leading to a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering, (3) a part-time, evening Professional Master’s program, and (4) a Fifth-year BS/MS for current or recently graduated UW CSE majors. Competition for admission to all programs is keen: the department boasts an internationally renowned faculty and impactful research opportunities that lure the best and brightest from across the globe.

K-12 students and teachers can learn more about UW CSE through participation in DawgBytes, our outreach program.

Undergraduate Programs

Why choose CSE? Our undergraduate majors enjoy small classes and interact intensively with the CSE faculty, both as teaching assistants and via participation in exciting research projects. Intensive capstone design courses are a hallmark of our undergraduate major programs: in these classes, teams of students tackle complex hardware, software, and embedded system design and implementation projects of their own invention.

Data Science Specialization: In the context of the Bachelors program in Computer Science, students have the option to specialize in Data Science.

Ph.D. Graduate Program

One of the top ten computer science graduate programs in the country, our Ph.D. program is a jewel in the UW crown. We offer our 250 doctoral students a collegial and supportive learning environment, research opportunities of the very highest quality, and faculty widely recognized as being leaders in their fields. Further, CSE provides all students full financial support – through teaching/research assistantships and fellowships – from program inception to degree. Our Ph.D. graduates receive offers from every top academic department and industrial research laboratory in the country; they are extremely well-represented in terms of honors and awards for their contributions to developing technologies that are changing the world.

Advanced Data Science Specialization: In the context of the Ph.D. program in Computer Science & Engineering, students can also obtain a transcriptable option in Advanced Data Science.

Professional Master’s Program (PMP)

Mixing evening courses and distance learning, this popular program typically takes 2.5 years and just eight courses to complete and each year draws top professionals from the Seattle area’s burgeoning information technology industry. Flexible and affordable, PMP offers working students access to top-notch faculty, current research ideas and applications, and world-class library facilities.

Fifth-Year Bachelor's/Master's Degree

The Fifth-year Bachelors/Master's (BS/MS) program is designed so that students may complete both their Bachelor of Science in CS or CE and their Master's of Science in CS or CE degrees in approximately 5 years of study. The program is intended to allow increased breadth and depth of study to better prepare students for their careers, and was designed with feedback from CSE faculty, industry affiliates, and CSE students themselves. The small, competitive program accepts only currently enrolled UW Seattle CS/CE majors or UW Seattle CS/CE alumni who graduated within the previous year.

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