B.S./M.S. Program in Computer Science

Student works at computer with person advisingEach year, a limited number of highly-qualified students can enroll in our joint B.S./M.S. in Computer Science program. This joint-degree program not only reduces the time to an M.S. degree, but also the cost.

This program will completely replace our Fast Track master’s admissions program as of Spring 2020.


  • The applicant must have earned 60 credits and have a minimum GPA of 3.4.
  • The applicant must complete the standard online Georgia tech application for admission to graduate school, although the fee will be waived.
  • Effective for Spring 2021 applicants and beyond, the applicant must submit TWO letters of recommendation.  One MUST be from a Georgia Tech College of Computing faculty member which attests to the applicant’s potential to do graduate work. The second letter can be from ANY Georgia Tech faculty member.  Enter “BS/MS” on the additional required line under “Letters of Recommendation.”
  •  Applicants need not submit GRE scores if they meet the requirements above.
  • Please be aware that a personal statement of purpose is part of the online application.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications to the B.S./M.S. program are due prior to the withdrawal deadline of the semester before the student wishes to take their first graduate course. Applications for Spring are due by the drop day of the fall semester; applications for fall are due by the drop day of the spring term.
  • Note: This deadline only applies to B.S./M.S. program applications.

B.S./M.S. Program of Study Requirements:

  • The student agrees to maintain full-time student status until completion of the M.S. program.
  • The student must meet all existing MSCS degree requirements (e.g., minimum 3.0 GPA to graduate).

To Apply: http://www.grad.gatech.edu/apply-now

B.S./M.S. Frequently Asked Questions

Note on enrollment in graduate classes:

  • Even after acceptance into the B.S./M.S. program, undergraduates must work with their undergraduate advisor to get the appropriate waiver to enroll in graduate classes.
  • Undergraduate students must work with their undergraduate advisor for the BSCS portion of their program and graduate advisors for the MSCS portion of their program.

For more detailed information about the MSCS portion of the program, please click here.