Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admissions to Graduate Programs

Bachelor Degree

You may apply if you have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Four years of study is required for most international university degrees. (see below for potential exceptions) If you are currently finishing up your degree, BS or MS, please note your status in your applications statement of purpose, and upload available transcripts to date into the application system. You can be admitted based on this information and, official transcripts will be verified before the start of the semester. You need to have a Bachelor’s degree before starting the graduate degree program.


A minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for admission. (see below for potential exceptions)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test Scores

Optional (if available and provided, it can be taken into consideration for the admission decision). Test scores are valid for 5 years. The highest scores from retaken tests will be considered.

English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL or IELTS)

(for international students only)

See International Applicants. The International Admissions Office will only evaluate applications after a score for English proficiency is officially submitted.

Exceptions to Formal Requirements

When an applicant does not meet the university’s formal requirements but is nevertheless deemed qualified by the departmental admissions committee, the department can petition the university for a waiver of a requirement. Certain three-year degree programs, for example, offer solid preparation for graduate work in computing. The department will request a waiver only for clearly qualified applicants.