This program provides a valuable opportunity for students to complete a conventional four year undergraduate degree in Computer Science and then, with one additional year of study, earn a Master’s degree in Computer Science or a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity in Computer Science.
To complete the two in five years, students must take two graduate level courses as part of their electives in the bachelor's program. Admission to the graduate portion of the program is highly selective and requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and a minimum technical GPA of 3.3 (the technical GPA is the GPA of all the Computer Science courses). The fifth year of study, leading to the Master of Science, consists of eight courses selected from the graduate level courses. After completing the fourth year, students receive their Bachelor's degree and the M.S. degree after the fifth year of course work. See the graduate section of this website for details on the graduate portion of the program.

Applying for admission to the five-year program

Application Deadlines and Requirements:

  • To be considered for admission, students (BA or BS) should have completed at least 9 credits of upper division courses that are required for the BS program (from courses like 3221, 3313, 3411, 3462).
  • Transfer students (who have transferred to GW from another school) must include their grades in Computer Science courses from their transfer institution on the application form. These grades will be included in computing their technical GPA
  • Students may apply no earlier than their 5th semester (typically, the junior Fall semester) and no later than the first week of their 7th semester, in consultation with their advisor.

How to apply:

Please print and complete the Five Year Application form in addition to the online application and submit it to the Office of Graduate Admissions in Tompkins Hall, 103.

For more details, please click here.