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.

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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: Jan. 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1; August 1 international

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Late applications may be considered for admission.


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