Graduate Admissions

Due to the high volume of email inquiries, applicants will not receive a personalized response. Over the last few years, we have found that for 99% of the responses to these inquiries can be found on our FAQ admission webpage ( Most questions can be answered by simply reviewing or searching a topic, such as GRE, TOEFL, official transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation and document status on the above webpages.
In the rare instance when a question is not answered on one of the above webpages or in the general response below, a personalized email response may be provided.As a courtesy, please do not send the same question to multiple staff/faculty throughout the CS Department. Please send your question that is not listed on the Grad FAQ webpage to the CS Grad Student Affairs Office only. As noted in the above webpages, applicants are asked not to make email or phone inquiries about the receipt of documents. Doing so will delay our efforts to process application material.

*Computer Science Graduate Admissions Changes Due to COVID-19*

**GRE Requirement for Fall 2021-2022 Admissions Cycle Only**

Students who wish to apply for admission to our graduate program for the 2021-2022 academic year (applications for this cycle are due December 1, 2020) are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report as part of their application package. However, students may voluntarily submit GRE test scores and they will be reviewed as part of the holistic application consideration. The applications with GRE scores will not be given greater weight than those that do not include scores.

The UCLA Computer Science Department is committed to a fair and equitable process for admission to our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  Many students are currently facing significant educational changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, today we are announcing a policy change for our Fall 2021 graduate admissions process.  We will not penalize applicants for any classes that are taken Pass/Fail instead of a letter grade during the COVID-19 outbreak time period, including classes in Computer Science and related fields. We hope that this policy change will reduce the stress and uncertainty that our applicants are feeling in these unprecedented times.

**DeepMind Fellowship For CS MS Fall 2021 Applicants Only**


The fellowship will only be awarded to students who are offered and accept admission to the M.S. program in Computer Science at UCLA.  To be eligible for this fellowship, you must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

* You must apply to our MS program (deadline December 1, 2020). If admitted you will be started the MS  program in Fall 2021 (you do not need to be admitted first to apply to the fellowship).

* You must reside in the United States (no exceptions) in Fall 2021 and for the duration of your M.S. study.

* You would be unable to take up the offer of admission to our program without financial assistance.

* You have a demonstrable interest in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning.

The intent of this fellowship is to provide access to higher education for students who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to successfully pursue graduate study. In addition, individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, including women, that are currently underrepresented in graduate education in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

To apply for this fellowship please visit: CS MS DeepMind Fellowship Application

CS Graduate Admissions Requirements

CS Graduate Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Student Affairs Office
UCLA Computer Science Department
Engineering VI Room 291
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596

Joseph Brown
Graduate Student Affairs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-6830

Juliana Alvarez
Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Phone: (310) 825-0060

Graduate Program Deadlines
Forms and Petitions for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Handbook
Graduate Student Resources
Job Announcements (for employers)
Program Requirements
Additional Program Information (course descriptions)

CS Graduate Admissions Requirements
Concurrent MBA/MS in Computer Science Program
Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science (HSSEAS)
Online Masters in Engineering Program