Computer Science Accelerated Program
Please note: Due to the closure of many testing centers and social distancing protocols, the GRE testing requirement for this program has been waived for the Fall 2020 application cycle.
The faculty and staff of the Computer Science Department are dedicated to training and preparing students to become computer scientists. We believe that computer science has been and will continue to contribute greatly to all disciplines of study and world economy.
We provide a high quality education to prepare students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government in a nourishing environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. This training is offered under the direction of the Graduate School at Western Washington University.
Students in the graduate program in the Computer Science take courses on computer science theory, concepts, and practice and in research projects. Students graduating from our program will have the ability to apply computing knowledge and mathematics to real world problems. They will be able to analyze problems and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. Students will master the design-implementation-evaluation cycle for computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs to meet desired goals. Our program provides students with an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities. Our excellent preparation for our students will have a profound impact on the future of humanity.
- To educate students in core concepts in computer science
- To provide students with in-depth knowledge, skills, and experiences in computer science
- To focus on the applied aspects of computer science, especially real-world projects that use core concepts and expert knowledge of computer science
- To provide students and faculty opportunities to engage in research in computer science
- To graduate students with a strong, in-depth background in computer science
- To engage students in high quality research-oriented projects.
- To prepare students for PhD programs and/or advanced industry opportunities
The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.
Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.
International Applicants: Please visit the International Students page for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.
Additional Application Requirements
- Three (3) Letters of Reference
- Statement of Purpose (Optional)
- GRE scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.) (Note: this requirement has been waived for the Fall 2020 application cycle)
- Fall priority deadline: March 1. Applications received by March 1 will receive a response by April 15. However, applications will continue to be accepted until April 15.
- Winter: October 1
- Spring: January 10