Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit an online application, unofficial scanned copies of transcripts to be uploaded to the online application (official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended indicating degree earned can be submitted at the time of admission), a personal statement, official scores of the GRE General Test, and three letters of recommendation. International students must also submit official scores of the TOEFL examination. Acceptance to the College of Computer and Information Science is granted upon recommendation of the college Graduate Committee after a review of the completed application.
Candidates must have completed the undergraduate material listed below.

  • Experience in some high level procedural language, e.g. C, C++, Java, or Scheme
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Organization
  • One year of college calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics

Industrial experience in these areas may be an acceptable substitute for formal coursework. Students may be accepted provisionally while completing these deficiencies, and may take graduate courses concurrently as their preparation allows.