Admissions Criteria


Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of the following factors.

  1. Evidence of competence to begin graduate study in computer science.  Such evidence should include
    1. satisfactory GRE scores (a minimum of 146 for both the verbal and quantitative, on the new scale), or
    2. an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from a North American university, or
    3. a professional record that demonstrates readiness for graduate study in computer science.
  2. Course work in computer science. The equivalent of a major in computer science is expected. Students lacking this background may be required to complete (with a B- or higher in each course) a sequence of undergraduate foundation courses in computer science and mathematics. Related professional experience, such as programming, systems analysis, and/or systems design may be substituted for some foundation courses. See the list of foundation courses for Applied Computer Science or Information Technology.
  3. For international students,
    1. a verbal score of at least 146 on the GRE
    2. satisfaction of graduate school requirements for international student admission
  4. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted that evaluate the applicant's academic ability, professional maturity, and communication skills.
  5. A written statement by the applicant discussing the applicant's background in computer science and goals of the applicant in the masters program.

Note: Students who do not meet course work requirements may be eligible for conditional admission.