Applying for CS


You've decided apply for a graduate program in Computer Science at Duke!

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For the big picture, read: About the Ph.D.

For the statistics and the FAQs:

  • on historical
  • on as compiled by The Graduate School
  • about the application process, read the FAQs


For the big picture, read: About the MS in Computer Science 

福建体彩网-英超直播For what you need to know before applying:

  • The CS MS has averaged 510 applications per year over the last 3 years and admits relatively few.
    • The department assumes admits are prepared to excel in rigorous computer science courses in the very first semester, and in fact, MS students take the same courses as PhD students.
    • An undergraduate major or minor in Computer Science is not mandatory, but a strong background in CS is. For example, students with degrees in Math or ECE and a strong background in CS often do very well.
    • Graduates of the CS MS program will have the skills to create software and take an industry job as a software developer, but the program emphasizes computer science rather than software engineering.
  • To see statistics on admissions to the CS MS program, see .
  • Learn more about applying for a CS MS; read the FAQs here.
  • Learn more about the CS MS requirements here.


For the big picture, read: About the MS in Economics & Computation

For what you need to know before applying:

  • The MSEC program is designed to meet the needs of students with varied levels of exposure to either Economics or Computer Science, but a strong quantitative background is recommended.
  • Applications to the MSEC program number relatively few, but the applicants are an intelligent and motivated group self-selected for their interdisciplinary interests. See for MSEC.
  • Learn more about the MSEC requirements from the website.
  • This degree program classifies as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics), and students in this program can apply for a .