Graduate Programs

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in computer science, the student must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. This degree should normally be in computer science; otherwise, the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the core curriculum of an undergraduate computer science degree.

An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 in upper-division coursework is required. Applicants must take the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination, and submit two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a statement of purpose to the department.

Normally, an applicant to the Ph.D. program will have an M.S. in computer science. Students may apply to the M.S. program and later apply to the Ph.D. program. Students with a bachelor’s degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program.