You must apply to transfer
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please see the International Students Office. Because of the long lead times for international correspondence for issuing I-20s, and for obtaining visas, the International Students Office has a separate deadline relating to international students from outside the United States. Please plan accordingly.
To apply to transfer to CS from another department within UMass Lowell, follow this procedure:
Note: In the past, you could apply to transfer between departments within the same college by using an academic petition. That is no longer the case.
SUCCESSFUL. A student enrolled in a graduate program in the Chemistry Department. She became interested in algorithms for molecular modeling and realized that she wanted a computer science degree. She took CS prerequisite courses while studying in the Chemistry Department. When she had completed the prerequisites, she applied for transfer admission to the CS department and was accepted.
UNSUCCESSFUL. A student wanted a CS degree, but didn't meet the admissions requirements. He was accepted into a program in an engineering department, for which he did meet the admissions requirements. When he arrived at the University, he applied for transfer admission to the CS department. Since he did not meet the CS admissions requirements, his application to transfer was denied.