Computer Science 4+1 Program

Degree Description

The CS 4+1 program allows Emory undergraduates to obtain a CS 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.


  1. Complete four core CS MS courses, based on chosen CS MS concentration.
  2. Complete three 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

Who can apply:
All Emory Undergraduates who meet the following requirements:

  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 2021 admission is March 31, 2021.

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 2021"

For more information or to discuss details with a faculty advisor, please email Professor Cheung (