Graduate Admissions

Approximately 100 students enter the graduate program annually, with an even split between those entering the M.S. and PhD programs. Our admissions standards are high, and hence the competition is rigorous for limited number of open positions within the program. Admission is based on an evaluation of both an applicant’s academic profile and research potential.

Apply Here

Fall 2021 applications are due December 15th 2020. Apply early so that all supporting documents reach us before the deadline. Typically we only admit students who will start the program in Fall.

What you’ll need to apply.

Graduate Degree Programs
- Degrees Offered
- Emphasis Areas
Requirements for Admission
- Bachelor's Degree
- GPA
- Test Scores
Deadlines
Required Supporting Documents
- Transcripts
- GRE (optional)
- TOEFL or IELTS (International  Students Only)
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Passport
- Financial Statement
Financial Support and Costs
- Financial Assistance:
  Fellowships, Research
  Assistantships, and Teaching   Assistantships

- Tuition & Fees
- Application Fee
- Living Expenses
International Applicants
- Passports
- I-20
- English Proficiency Testing
The APPLICATION
- Online Application
- Explanation of features
After you Apply
- Evaluation of Application
- Check status of Application
After you are Accepted
- Official Transcripts
- Enrollment
- Arrival

Application FeesUntil December 31Starting January 1
Domestic MS$30$55
International MS$45$65
Domestic PhD$0$0
International PhD$25$65

Online Application Instructions

Please read instructions carefully before beginning the application process and review the application review before submitting.

Program Information Page

  • Program Interest: Select either Computer Science MS or PhD, or Computing MS or PhD
  • Area of Interest: Select your top three research areas (Computer Science degrees) or tracks (Computing degree).

Program Concentration Page

  • Program: Again, please select Computer Science MS or PhD, or Computing MS or PhD in the pull down box.
  • Area of Interset: MS students must select a Thesis/Non-Thesis option in the “area of interest” pulldown box.
  • Faculty Members: Select up to three faculty members who you would like to study with. Make sure you peruse their portfolios beforehand so you can choose a professor in your emphasis area.

Other Fields

  • GPA – If your GPA is not calculated on a 4.0 scale, please enter the number as stated on your transcript. Our department and the international admissions will calculate the equivalent GPA.
  • Social Security Number (SSN) – If you don’t have this, please leave field blank.

Getting Additional Information

Our graduate advisors is happy to help you with questions about the application; email grad-admission@cs.utah.edu. For information regarding transcripts, English Proficiency tests scores, and I-20s, please contact the Admissions Office (Domestic students) or the International Admissions Office (International students).

Requirements, costs, and other information are subject to change without notice.