CS@CU MS Bridge Program in Computer Science

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.

Please note Bridge is not a remote program.

Please visit our FAQ page for more information on the program, including visas, eligibility, application requirements, and curriculum. Contact our team via email with inquiries about your future with the CS@CU MS Bridge Program. Please note that we generally cannot advise on course waivers, individual backgrounds, etc.

Apply to the CS@CU MS Bridge Program

The Application for the Summer/Fall 2024 cohort is due Feb 15th (Priority Deadline),

March 1st (Regular Deadline).

Applications Open in Late Fall

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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 Quick Guides to learn more about the curriculum and course planning.

Here is the latest Bridge Curriculum for the 2024 cohort. Previous cohorts may opt into this revised program.

Students who joined our program in the 2022 or 2023 cohorts can refer to the 2022 Bridge Curriculum.

*Students who joined our program prior to 2022 should refer to the following OLD Quick Guide.


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Updated 01/09/2024