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The next PMP application deadline is November 1, 2017 for Winter Quarter 2018.

The Professional Master's Program in Computer Science & Engineering has consistently recruited top computing professionals from across the Puget Sound region. More than 100 people apply for admission to the program each year, and around 50% percent are accepted. Selected students are almost all employed on a full-time basis in regional IT companies and are pursuing their master's degree to advance in their current career.

The PMP is a part-time, evening program leading to a Master's Degree in Computer Science & Engineering. We have designed the PMP to suit the schedule and needs of working professionals:

  • Flexible program: (1) evening classes that meet just one night per week and have moderate-length assignments, (2) colloquia that can be attended or viewed online, and (3) registration by phone or email.
  • Affordable program that is reimbursable by many local employers.
  • UW faculty instructors with leading-edge research and instructional backgrounds.
  • Broad range of graduate computer science classes with no prerequisites.
  • Myriad of topical colloquia to keep current on hot research and applied computing topics.
  • Access to extensive UW computer science libraries.
  • Welcoming and supportive environment for international students, women and minorities.
  • Efficient online application.
  • Competitive admissions process that accepts between 33% and 50% of applicants per quarter.
  • Degree typically requires 40 credit hours of courses and colloquia, taking an average of 2 ½ years.
  • Can transfer up to 6 credits of graduate level work not already counted toward a degree.
  • 1 July, 1 November, and 1 February deadlines for admission.
  • No summer classes.

A typical entering class of PMP students has the following characteristics:

  • Average Professional Experience: 5 years
  • Average GRE Scores: Quantitative: 83rd percentile; Analytical: 4.0 (written test); Verbal: 60th percentile (however there is no minimum GRE score required)
  • Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
  • Percent Non-US Citizens: 22%
  • Undergraduate Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, or Other Science & Engineering
  • Top Employers: Microsoft, Boeing,, Google
  • Typical Job Titles: Software Design Engineer, Software Developer, Computer Engineer

Learn more about the program's admission requirements to see if you qualify, and watch our video to learn more about the program and decide if it is right for you: