MSCS Admission Requirements

Applications for admission to the master's program are approved by the University upon the recommendation of the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. All applicants must submit with their applications the official transcripts from previous institutions attended and have official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores forwarded to the University. Applications for admission are evaluated on an individual basis. As a minimum, applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in computer science or a related field. Students who do not have a computer science background will be expected to take additional courses.

  2. At least 3.0 (of a 4.0 maximum) Grade Point Average (GPA) in the last 60 credits attempted prior to graduation.

  3. A combined score of 295 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

  4. A score of 213 or higher in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants are expected to have taken the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents) before pursuing a master's degree. Conditional admission may be approved subject to completion of these prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses for Master of Science in Computer Science
Title Course No. Credits
Computer Design I or
Structured Computer Architecture or
Introduction to Microprocessors or
CAD-Based Computer Design
CDA 4150
CDA 4105
CDA 3331L
CDA 4204
3 or 4
Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis COP 3530 3
Computer Operating Systems COP 4610 3
Design and Analysis of Algorithms COT 4400 3
Calculus with Analytical Geometry I or
Calculus for Engineers I
MAC 2311 or
MAC 2253
Calculus with Analytical Geometry II or
Calculus for Engineers II
MAC 2312 or
MAC 2254
Stochastic Models for Computer Science (Probability and Statistics) STA 4821 3