What will I learn?

The Department of Computer Science offers an Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) that will enable qualified and motivated undergraduates to complete a BS and MS in computer science in 5 years. The BS and MS components dovetail in the senior year of undergraduate study, where they simultaneously fulfill baccalaureate and graduate requirements. Students complete the MS during the fifth year.

The Department of Computer Science offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in computer science. The department's programs prepare graduate students for positions in the design and development of computer systems and applications in business and industry and for scientific positions in industrial or academic computing research. Areas of research interest within the department currently include analysis of algorithms, cloud computing, compilers, computational biology, database systems, data visualization, embedded systems, natural language processing, networks, operating systems, theory, storage systems, security, and vision.

Degree Requirements

Once admitted to the Accelerated Master's Program students may take up to 12 units of graduate coursework which may apply toward both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degrees. Students will be charged at the undergraduate rate and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships.

After completion of all Bachelor's’ requirements, students will be granted graduate status, be charged at the graduate rate, and be eligible for graduate assistantships. The student won’t be eligible to graduate nor will they be eligible for assistantships until all Bachelor's requirements are completed. While an undergraduate, students are required to keep their graduate coursework cumulative GPA at 3.0 or higher to be admitted to the MS.

Students will follow the standard course requirements for the MS degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,400.00 per year
The given fee is for 2019/20 and is subject to change
Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021


University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd.,



85721, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

For international students

The expectation is that you will complete your undergraduate degree within four years, and the fourth year will coincide with the first year of graduate study. As such, successful applicants will be those who demonstrate the maturity, intellectual ability, and ability to work in a team necessary for the rigors of an accelerated, highly competitive program.

Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15). Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
Graduate English Language Endorsement from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
CEPT Full Academic test - offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110.

Applications for the AMP will be considered at anytime.

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