Special Note Regarding Fall 2016 Admissions: The Computer Science Department's Admissions Committee is currently reviewing Fall 2016 applications. Decisions should be made by the end of April. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to give you the status of your application or tell you if your application is complete. However, you can check if your application is complete on the SMTS website.
To apply, you must use our online application. When using the online application, you can submit all materials electronically.
The online procedure is user-friendly; however, if you have any questions regarding the application process, please view the Application Resource Center's frequently-asked questions.
Note: You must arrange with the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to electronically submit GRE and TOEFL scores (if necessary) to our Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Our institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 2596. You do not need to use a special department code for the GRE. The GMAT and LSAT will not be accepted as a substitute for the GRE. The IELTS will not be accepted as a substitute for the TOEFL.
If you are required to take the TOEFL, this examination requires you to list a department code that is most appropriate for your field of study or you can simply use code 99. However, do not use code 00 and do not leave this field blank. We will not receive your test scores if you report it this way.
To expedite the processing of your application, you may include the unofficial copies of your results on these tests. However, we must receive the official scores from ETS before the admissions deadline.
Applicants should note the following:
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All regulations governing admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Science must be met by all those seeking admission to graduate study in computer science. In particular, students must have an accredited baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
The following items are required:
Successful applicants to the MS program in Computer Science will generally have the following minimum qualifications:
MSIS applicants generally need the following to be admitted:
The minimum prerequisite background for admission to the MS program consists of:
Promising students who do not have this background will be conditionally admitted with the provision that they complete the one year preparatory course (PAC). Students without adequate mathematical training should take Discrete Mathematics, which is offered in the summer only.
For general admissions inquiries for the PhD and MS programs, including troubleshooting the online application:
For admissions inquiries specific to the MS in Computer Science or Information Systems:
For information regarding open houses for prospective Master's students