Admission to our graduate programs is especially competitive. Successful applicants will, in general, have records considerably stronger than our minimum eligibility requirements suggest. PhD applicants with a very strong background in areas other than computer science are encouraged to apply. 

The Department of Computer Science also encourages applications from students who would broaden the diversity of our graduate community. We know that diversity is essential to academic and workplace success, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative community. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Diversity Initiative.