April 1st (International Applicants)
May 1st (Domestic Applicants)
The MS in CSSE enrolls new students for Autumn quarter only. Applicants must submit all application materials by the following deadlines to be considered for admission.
The application to the Master of Science in Computer Science & Software Engineering is submitted online via the Graduate School Application. All Application materials should be submitted online, and are due by the application deadline.
To learn more about the application process to the University of Washington, please read: Understanding the Application Process.
Please complete all components of the application checklist:
Complete the application to the UW Graduate School and pay the application fee. All applications must be completed online.
Admission to the University of Washington Graduate School requires a minimum gpa of 3.0 in the last two years of study. Official transcripts from all prior academic work (including community and technical college, colleges and universities) should be uploaded to the Graduate School website as part of the application (obtain a PDF file of the transcript from the university, or scan the transcript and upload to the application website).
Applicants with degrees from outside the United States must upload detailed official mark sheets and official documentation showing degree earned. All documents must be in English, and be the official translation from the institution in which the degree(s) was earned. All Applicants should make every effort to upload official transcripts electronically via the graduate school application. Paper transcripts will not be accepted. Applicants with degrees from the University of Washington should upload a PDF copy of their UW transcript, available on MyUW.
If admitted to the MSCSSE program, new students will be required to submit one official copy of each transcript to the UW Graduate Admissions Office in Seattle:
The Graduate School
G-1 Communications Building
Seattle, WA 98195-3770
Applicants with degrees from the University of Washington should upload a PDF copy of their UW transcript, available on MyUW. No official paper copies of transcripts from the University of Washington are needed if admitted.
All applicants should answer the following question. Please limit your statement to a maximum of 1000 words. Statements should reflect thoughtful consideration of an applicants appropriateness of fit for the Computer Science & Software Engineering master’s degree and the UW Bothell campus. Applicants are encouraged to view the Computing & Software System Division mission and goals, as well as the mission and goals of the School of STEM for inspiration.
Show relevant work experience in detail and include any information relevant to admission prerequisites.
Applicants should have 2 - 3 letters of recommendation. All recommendations are submitted electronically as part of the application process. Once a recommender has been designated in the application recommenders will automatically be sent an email from the University of Washington Graduate School with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation.
(Professional references may be substituted for academic ones if academic recommenders are unavailable.)
Applicants are required to submit scores on the GRE General Exam. No subject test is required. Applicants need to have ETS send scores electronically to Institution code 4854 (University of Washington). Mailed copies of score reports are not considered official and will not be accepted. Scores are valid five years from the testing date. We recommend scheduling the GRE early in the year in order to have scores arrive prior to the selected application deadline. There is no minimum score for the GRE.
GRE Waiver: The GRE requirement will be waived for students who have received the BSCSSE (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering) or GCSDD (Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development) from UW Bothell.
Please choose one topic question from the options below and write a one-page essay. The Writing Sample gives the admission committee both a better sense of an applicants writing ability as well as possible research interests or software development skills.
Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following five ways:
For further information, please visit http://grad.uw.edu/admissions/understanding-the-application-process/international-applicant-faqs/english-proficiency-tests/
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