Computer Science Bridge MS

Apply Now for Fall 2022

Applications are currently welcome and reviewed for fall 2022 admission.

How to Apply

USF offers a three-year Master of Science in Computer Science Bridge program that provides a unique opportunity for motivated students from a non-computer science background to pursue a Master of Science in Computer Science. Students who successfully complete the first year of immersive studies in computer science graduate classes, then continue in the standard curriculum for the MS in Computer Science. In some cases, students may complete the program in 2.5 years. Please contact the Program Manager for details.

Real-World Experience in a World Class City

  • Real-World Experience – By completing an internship at a technology company, working on a faculty research project, or contributing to an open-source project, the practicum course helps students gain real world experience.
  • San Francisco Advantage – We're located in the heart of San Francisco and close to Silicon Valley, which boasts more tech companies than any other region in the U.S.
  • Faculty – Comprised of distinguished researchers and accomplished experts from the Bay Area’s tech companies, the MSCS faculty bring real world computing experience into the classroom.
  • Small Classes – Close interaction with full-time faculty is a hallmark of the program. Our cohort model enhances the experience during our students’ first year, allowing them to take core courses at the same time.
  • International Students – They may be eligible to work for 36 months in the U.S. after completion of the MSCS program via the OPT program and STEM extension.


Who Can Apply?

Applicants who have completed an introduction to computer science course that introduces basic programming concepts in variables, control structures, structured data types, and functions are eligible to apply. These prerequisites can be completed through introductory programming courses at an accredited community college or university.