University of Washington Bothell


Due to the ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we are temporarily suspending the GRE requirement for applications to the following programs for Autumn 2020 admission: Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering;  Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering.  If you have already completed the GRE, you may elect to include it in your application if you believe it will make it stronger, but you are not required to do so.  Please contact us if you have any questions:

Admission to the M.S. in Computer Science & Software Engineering program requires applicants to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other closely related field*
    • Including a high level of command and competency in object-oriented concepts and software engineering
  • English language proficiency
  • 3.0 GPA or equivalent in the last two years of study

*Alternatively, applicants may meet this requirement with a bachelor's degree in another field AND completion of the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development.

For specifics on submitting your application, please visit Applying for Admission.

Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for the Graduate School at the University of Washington, as detailed in the following website: Understanding the Application Process.

Start your application now at the UW Graduate School Website.

For answers to admission questions please contact STEM Graduate Office at