Note: If you’re an international student who is interested in applying to Mills, please visit our application requirements for international graduate students page first.
After the fall priority deadline of February 1, we consider applications for the Mills Interdisciplinary Computer Science Program on a space-available basis until July 15. If you cannot submit all of your materials in January, here is our complete list of application deadlines:
We strongly encourage you to apply for admission by February 1 to receive the earliest consideration for Mills merit and need-based scholarships.
All students in our graduate Computer Science Program must have earned a bachelor's degree in a major other than computer science.
Students interested in pursuing an MA in interdisciplinary computer science will have completed the following academic coursework:
Students who have not completed these prerequisite courses may be admitted to our post-baccalaureate computer science certificates program.
Students of all genders are eligible for admission to Mills graduate programs. On the undergraduate level, self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission.
Yes, we encourage you to apply. Our Interdisciplinary Computer Science Program is designed specifically for students who do not have an undergraduate computer science degree and who are interested in continuing their education in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts setting. Be sure to review the prerequisite coursework outlined above. Our post-bac computer science program may be the best fit for you if you have not completed the prerequisites.
This is a common worry. Like you, many of our students have had a fair amount of math some time ago, but no discrete math. In our post-bac computer science program, we can work with you to get your math skills up to speed so that you'll be successful in our master's program.
Alternatively, you can prepare by taking a semester of discrete math at a community college during the summer and take the second semester at Mills starting in the fall (our discrete math sequence starts in spring and continues in the fall).
If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with your admission counselor.
Mills College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability in our admission policies, in our scholarship and loan programs, or in the educational programs, cocurricular activities, and residential facilities which we operate. Students of all genders are eligible for admission to our graduate programs. Self-identified women and people assigned female sex at birth who do not identify with the gender binary are eligible for admission to our undergraduate programs.