Online Graduate Admission

Our program offers an online master of science in the field of computer science. This program's main emphasis is oriented toward software and is most appropriate for candidates interested in the design, analysis, and implementation of software programs. In addition to the software emphasis, we offer some courses in security and information assurance. These courses are appropriate for candidates interested in design, implementation and policy issues related to security and information assurance.

  • A cohort of students will be admitted each semester.

Program Requirements (32 credit hours = 8 courses)

Admissions Requirements for Full Admission

Eligibility to the Online Computer Science Master’s Program

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • A completed program of study similar to a bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • All prerequisite courses completed
  • Applicants who do not meet all entrance requirements may be granted conditional admission.

    • General Prerequisites:

      CSC 302 Discrete Structures or MAT 302 Discrete Mathematics

      MAT 113 Business Calculus or MAT 115 Calculus I

      MAT 121 Applied Statistics

    • Computer Science Prerequisites:

      CSC 225 Computer Programming Concepts I

      CSC 275 Computer Programming Concepts II

      CSC 376 Computer Organization

      CSC 385 Data Structures and Algorithms

      CSC 388 Programming Languages

      CSC 389 Introduction to Operating Systems

Apply for Admission to the Online CSC Master’s Program

STEP 1: Complete and Submit the UIS Graduate Admission Application form

STEP 2: Turn in all required paperwork and documentation to the Office of Admissions.

We do not require a GRE score.

  • Submit all official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Pay application fee (cash and wire transfers are not accepted) Additional information for applicants can be found here
  • All documents should be submitted to:

    • Office Of Admissions

      University of Illinois Springfield

      One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080

      Springfield Il, 62703-5407

  • For general information, campus tours, financial information, scholarship information, and application resources please visit: UIS Admissions Web Site.

STEP 3: Admission Decision

  • You can check the status of your application here
  • Applications can not be reviewed unless all transcripts, fees, and documentations have been turned in.
  • Applications are prescreen in the Admissions department to verify minimum admission requirements are met.
  • After pre-screening applications are sent to the Computer Science Department for review. The decision will be sent back to the Office of Admissions within 3 business days.
  • The Office of Admissions will notify you of the decision.


If you have questions about the online Computer Science program or the application process please contact the online program coordinator at or the department office at