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MS Admission

Updated on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:15pm

Admission into the M.S. program is selective. An application package is considered in its entirety (there are no minimal cutoffs), but typical admission requirements include:

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination): quantitative plus verbal (Q+V) of 1100 or better on the General Test (300 or better on the new GRE).  (No subject tests are required.)

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 600 or better (paper exam); 250 or better (computer exam); 100 or better (internet exam) OR IELTS: Overall Band Score of 7 or better.
    The TOEFL/IELTS exam is waived for students whose native (first) language is English.

  • GPA (grade point average): 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); preferably higher in computer science courses. There is no need for international students to translate their grades to the 4.0 scale.

  • a clear statement of study plan, including specific graduate study objectives, and

  • a strong academic background in computer science and mathematics, including certain prerequisites.

For more information about the GRE exam and exam dates, please see the GRE website.

Note: pre-evaluation of students before formal application is not available, since the application is considered as a whole by an entire admissions committee.
Please do not request the graduate program director or other faculty members for such an evaluation.

Note: All students are automatically considered for financial assistance.  Faculty (including the graduate program director) should not be contacted to inquire about available financial assistance or a student's potential for admission. 

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