The CS@CU MS Bridge Program in Computer Science offers prospective applicants from non-computer science backgrounds, and those without programming experience, the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to build careers in technology.
The program is designed as a year of rigorous “bridge” coursework composed of introductory computer science courses. This transition prepares students for a seamless entrance into Columbia Engineering’s MS program in Computer Science after the bridge year.
Apply to the CS@CU MS Bridge Program
The Application for the Summer/Fall 2023 cohort will open in September 2022
**Applications for the Summer/Fall 2022 cohort are no longer being accepted. Admissions decisions are expected to be released late April/early May**
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CS@CU MS Bridge Program Information Sessions
The CS@CU MS Bridge Information Sessions are an opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more about the program requirements, application process, and connect with faculty, staff, and current students.
CS@CU MS Bridge Program Curriculum
The CS@CU MS Bridge Program curriculum can be customized to meet the needs of our students. The typical course plan will include bridge coursework during the first three semesters (Summer, Fall, & Spring) followed by the traditional MS program coursework.
Please review the CS@CU MS Bridge Program Quickguides to learn more about the curriculum and course planning.
Students who joined our program prior to 2022 should refer to the following Quickguide.
*Applicants looking to apply for the Summer/Fall 2022 cohort and beyond should refer to the updated Bridge Curriculum Quickguide.
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