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Degree Description

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The CS 4+1 program allows Emory undergraduates to obtain a BA/BS from Emory College in four years and a CS MS degree from the Laney Graduate School in one extra year. To complete the program, 4+1 students are expected to take two graduate courses each semester of their senior year and six more graduate courses (or equivalent project hours) in the +1 year.

At most 6 graduate course credits may be double-counted toward the BA/BS degree, and students must enrolled as full time students (9 credit hours) in the Laney Graduate School for two terms after they earn their BA/BS.


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  1. Complete three core CS MS courses, based on chosen CS MS concentration.
  2. Complete four elective courses, based on chosen CS MS concentration.
  3. Complete one of the following three options:
    • Three more elective courses, based on chosen CS MS concentration.
    • One more elective course based on chosen CS MS concentration + six project credit hours (under the supervision of a CSI faculty member).
    • A nine hours thesis project (under the supervision of a CSI faculty member)
  4. Complete an internship.

Further information on the CS MS degree program can be found here.

Applying to the CS 4+1 Program

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All Emory undergraduates who meet the following requirements can apply:

  1. Have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  2. Have taken (or are taking) all the following courses: Math 111, Math 112, Math 221, CS 170, CS 171, CS 224, CS 255 and CS 253 (formerly CS 323).
Application deadlines:

The deadline for applying to the 4+1 program for possible Fall 2024 admission is March 1, 2024.

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Create an account. Once you have created an account, you need to choose "4+1 Programs," and you will find "Computer Science" listed under that heading. You will be applying for "Fall 2024"

For more information or to discuss details with a faculty advisor, please email Professor Mandelberg.