Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science (CS75)

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is concerned with the fundamental aspects of computer science and computer engineering. Degrees are offered in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Research emphases include Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture and Compilers; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Data Science; Databases and Information Management; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Systems; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; VLSI/CAD.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Specializations

Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; Robotics; and Theoretical Computer Science.

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Science
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Spring 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation are accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
Email cse-gradinfo-bs.ms@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone contact via email
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
CSE Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Specializations

Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; Robotics; and Theoretical Computer Science.

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Science
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

Application Deadlines December 15, 2021 (Fall 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation are accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
Email csegradinfo-ms@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone contact via email

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Program Overview CSE offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering, providing a research-oriented education in preparation for a research, industrial, or entrepreneurial career. Research emphases are available for students to delve deeper into specific topics within the field. These programs explore both the fundamental aspects and application of computation, spanning theory, software, hardware, and applications.
Specializations

Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture; Computer Audition; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Cryptography; Data Science; Databases; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages and Compilers; Robotics; Security; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; Ubiquitous Computing; VLSI/CAD

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Science
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts unofficial transcripts for application purposes. Official transcripts are only needed if you are offered admission. Please ensure all transcripts are uploaded in PDF format.

Application Deadlines December 15, 2021 (Fall 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The CSE Department does not accept IELTS or PTE scores as an indication of English proficiency. Only TOEFL scores will be taken into consideration.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation may be submitted. Once entered, recommendation requests cannot be edited, canceled, or removed. You can add a new request with the correct information by going back into your application and creating a new recommendation. Recommendation requests without an uploaded letter will not negatively impact the review of your application.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose. Please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why s/he is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://cse.ucsd.edu/graduate/admissions
Email csegradinfo-phd@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office CSE Building, EBU3B
1st Floor Intake Office
9500 Gilman Drive #0443
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone contact via email
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
CSE Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

Computer Engineering (CS76)

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is concerned with the fundamental aspects of computer science and computer engineering. Degrees are offered in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Research emphases include Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture and Compilers; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Data Science; Databases and Information Management; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Programming Systems; Security and Cryptography; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; VLSI/CAD.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Specializations

Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; Robotics; and Theoretical Computer Science.

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Engineering
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Spring 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation are accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
Email cse-gradinfo-bs.ms@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone contact via email
Fax contact via email
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
CSE Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Specializations

Depth areas include Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics; Computer Engineering; Computer Systems; Databases Systems; Graphics and Vision; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages, Compilers, and Software Engineering; Robotics; and Theoretical Computer Science.

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts online PDF only

Application Deadlines December 15, 2021 (Fall 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation are accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose; please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why he or she is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://cse.ucsd.edu
Email csegradinfo-ms@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone contact via email
Fax contact via email

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Program Overview CSE offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering, providing a research-oriented education in preparation for a research, industrial, or entrepreneurial career. Research emphases are available for students to delve deeper into specific topics within the field. These programs explore both the fundamental aspects and application of computation, spanning theory, software, hardware, and applications.
Specializations

Algorithms and Complexity; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Bioinformatics; Computer Architecture; Computer Audition; Computer Graphics; Computer Vision; Cryptography; Data Science; Databases; Embedded Systems and Software; High-Performance Computing; Human-Computer Interaction; Programming Languages and Compilers; Robotics; Security; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking; Ubiquitous Computing; VLSI/CAD.

Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Computer Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Transcripts: Accepts unofficial transcripts for application purposes. Official transcripts are only needed if you are offered admission. Please ensure all transcripts are uploaded in PDF format.

Application Deadlines December 15, 2021 (Fall 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The CSE Department does not accept IELTS or PTE scores as an indication of English proficiency. Only TOEFL scores will be taken into consideration.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Additional letters of recommendation may be submitted. Once entered, recommendation requests cannot be edited, canceled, or removed. You can add a new request with the correct information by going back into your application and creating a new recommendation. Recommendation requests without an uploaded letter will not negatively impact the review of your application.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose. Please make the statement concise and to the point, addressing past accomplishments within the realm of computer science and engineering, giving reasons why s/he is especially qualified for the program, and goals that the applicant wishes to pursue.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website https://cse.ucsd.edu/graduate/admissions
Email csegradinfo-phd@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office CSE Building, EBU3B
1st Floor Intake Office
9500 Gilman Drive #0443
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone contact via email
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
CSE Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0443
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0443

Data Science and Engineering (CS85)

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Computer Science and Engineering
Major Data Science and Engineering
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines June 15, 2022 (Fall 2022)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is recommended.

Please Note: The GRE is ONLY recommended for those with less than two years of work experience. If you have more than two years of work experience, you do NOT need to report GRE scores as they will not affect your application. We will not provide any information regarding average GRE scores of admitted students.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

TOEFL/IELTS exam may be waived for those working in the US for more than one year or with a phone interview.

Please note this degree is a part-time only degree and does not qualify to sponsor international students for an I-20 student visa.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

3 Letters of Recommendation are preferred.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online submission; Briefly describe your reasons and goals for applying to this program (4-6 sentences)

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Two years of professional work experience post bachelor's degree recommended.
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, or other Science field preferred.

Contact Info

Website http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/mas/dse/
Email DataScienceMAS@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office By Appointment Only
Jacobs Hall (formerly EBU1), Room 1103I
Phone (858) 822-4536
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
DSE Graduate Affairs; Jacobs School of Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0439
La Jolla, CA 92093-0439
Attn: Executive Education / MAS EBU1-1103I

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