How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple's online graduate application along with an application fee of $60.

College of Science and Technology graduate candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to apply. Most applicants have an undergraduate degree in one of the natural sciences, Computer Science or Mathematics. Students from other fields will need to take prerequisite courses.

Prerequisites

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, Mathematics or Science. Your transcript must specifically include a considerable amount of coursework in computer and information science.

In addition, you will need to be accepted by a PhD graduate faculty member in at least one open track. To find an advisor, contact faculty members whose research interests are similar to your own. See a list of Computer and Information Science faculty and their research specialties.

Supporting Materials

Additional Requirements for International Students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Exam scores are required. The minimum scores for the TOEFL and IELTS are set by the Graduate School and are strictly enforced in the admissions process. Minimum scores are

  • TOEFL: 79 and
  • IELTS: 6.5.

International applicants who have either completed an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. or received a degree from an institution where the instruction was conducted in English will be eligible to apply for a TOEFL or IELTS waiver once the Graduate School has received and approved all transcripts. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Dec. 15*
  • Spring: Aug. 1*

*NOTE: These dates are official deadlines that guarantee an application will be processed in a timely manner.  We also process applications received after the deadline on a rolling basis. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure about the timing.

Questions

Assistance with admissions requirements or the application should be directed to CISAdmit@temple.edu.