​Computer Science: Additional Application Information & FAQs

Mills College is preparing to merge with Northeastern University, and we are not accepting admissions applications at this time. Please visit our merger website for the most current information on the merger process.

In addition to the general graduate application requirements, here are a few more items you'll need to know before starting your Mills admission application.

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.

Fall Application Deadline Options

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:

  • Early action deadline (Mills undergraduate seniors only)—November 10
  • Fall priority deadline—February 1
  • Round 2 deadline—March 15
  • Round 3 deadline—May 1
  • Final fall deadline—July 15

We strongly encourage you to apply for admission by February 1 to receive the earliest consideration for Mills merit and need-based scholarships.

Prerequisite Course Work

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:

  • One year (2 semesters) of introductory computer science using Java or C++
  • One year (2 semesters) of discrete mathematics.
    • Students with only one semester of discrete mathematics can complete the second at Mills, but the credit will not count toward your master's degree.

Students who have not completed these prerequisite courses may be admitted to our post-baccalaureate computer science certificates program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have More Questions? Contact Us.

If you have any questions about your program, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or grad-admission@mills.edu 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.