Computer Science Programs


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Are you looking for career change in the field of Computer Science? Whether you are thinking about pursuing a second bachelor’s or master’s degree, Portland State University offers multiple paths to our Computer Science programs. These paths are reserved for students who have previously earned an accredited bachelor’s degree in a field other than Computer Science.

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Second Bachelor's Degree

  • Geared towards those with a Bachelor of Science
  • Broader topical coverage than Master's program
  • Begin any term
  • Must complete all undergraduate major requirements
  • Must maintain a C or better
  • Completed in as little as four years


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Grad Prep Program

  • Provides preparatory work necessary to enter CS Master's program
  • BA degree holders welcome
  • Begin any term
  • 32-40 credits of Computer Science undergraduate coursework
  • Must maintain a B or better
  • Completed in as little as 12 months + time required for Masters

To learn more about these options, prospective students must attend one our monthly CS Postbac Information Sessions. These sessions are scheduled approximately once a month (currently using Zoom) and begin at 3:30pm Pacific Time. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 24 hours before the session. 

Students are encouraged to review the PowerPoint presented at our Post-bac Information Session. Contact the CS Graduate Advisor ( for any questions.