A pioneer in the field of undergraduate computer science, Mills continues this tradition by offering innovative graduate programs in interdisciplinary computer science. Designed for students with bachelor's degrees in other areas of study, our programs enable you to prepare for a variety of positions across industries. Combining the breadth of a liberal arts education with the focus of a computer science degree offers students a powerful combination that supports career success.

The master of arts in interdisciplinary computer science prepares students from liberal arts backgrounds with a solid foundation in computer science and a unique perspective on how computers interact with other disciplines. You will discover the strengths and limitations of computers and what technological advances are needed to solve theoretical problems in a variety of fields. You will also be at the forefront of examining the relationship between computers and other disciplines including art, biology, business, education, health, music, and psychology and the dynamic ways in which these disciplines intersect with technology. Graduates of our program have found employment across disciplines in various corporations, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. High-profile companies recently hiring our graduates include Google, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Chabot Space and Science Center.

Students can enter our master's degree program either after earning their bachelor's degree at another institution or by entering the Mills BA/MA Accelerated Degree Program in Computer Science.

Mills also offers two post-baccalaureate computer science certificate programs. There are two tracks: one for students planning to enter industry directly, and one for students who wish to earn doctorates in computer science. A testament to the success of these programs, our graduates have been admitted to top graduate schools, including MIT; University of Washington; University of Virginia; and University of California, San Diego.

For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please refer to the Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement.

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P: 510.430.3309
E: grad-admission@mills.edu

If you have a specific question for a faculty member, please contact ics@mills.edu or call 510.430.2226.

Last Updated: 8/16/17