Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science program at UW-River Falls are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Completed graduate application with fee paid
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Cumulative GPA meeting one of the following requirements
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75; or
    • Major GPA of at least 3.0; or
    • GPA of at least 3.0 for no fewer than nine semester credits of graduate study from another accredited graduate institution
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended 
  • Personal statement regarding your motivation to earn a Master of Science in Computer Science 
  • Recommendation from two qualified individuals 
  • Current resume showing related work experience (optional) 
  • For non-English speaking applicants, a minimum TOEFL test score of 80 Internet based or IELTS of 6.5 is required


For questions and more information, please contact Leanne Van Allen, director of CBE graduate programs, by email at MSCS@uwrf.edumail, by phone at 715-425-3335, or by visiting the College of Business and Economics Graduate Programs Office at 216 South Hall.

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College of Business and Economics Graduate Programs
216 South Hall
410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022