Fifth Year Master's Programs

With the five-year B.S.-M.C.S. and B.S.-M.S. programs, CS @ ILLINOIS undergraduates can add a master’s degree in only two additional semesters. Open to current CS juniors enrolled in the College of Engineering, these combined programs allow students to dive deeply into the upper-level courses that are available in our highly-ranked graduate program.

Students are able to share 9 to 12 credit hours between their bachelor's and master's degrees, making this an efficient option for those seeking to extend thier skills, increase their knowledge, and make themselves more attractive to employers. The B.S.-M.C.S. is a coursework only degree, while the B.S.-M.S. has a research thesis component.