Graduate Certificate Program

Applicants must meet the same admissions requirements as applicants applying for either of the two the M.S. programs (see below). Completion of the certificate program is not an implied acceptance into either of the M.S. programs. Because of full-time enrollment requirements, graduate certificate admission is not available to international students in need of a student visa. We encourage international students to apply to the Master of Science program instead.


Master's in Computer Science Program and Master’s in Cybersecurity Program

The two MS programs have the same admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the last 60 hours of course work
  • Two courses in mathematics beyond pre-calculus
  • One year of science with laboratory
  • Courses in computer science using a structured language, discrete structures, data structures, and computer architecture
  • Transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application

Ph.D. Program

Direct Ph.D. Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of at least 3.3 in the degree program
  • GRE Score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application
  • Two courses in mathematics beyond pre-calculus
  • One year of science with a laboratory
  • Strong academic background including courses in structured programming language, discrete structures, and data structures

Post Master’s Ph.D. Degree

  • Master's Degree in a computer related field
  • GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 in the Master's work
  • GRE Score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all attended institutions of higher education
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application
  • Master's courses in advanced software paradigms, computer architectures, and design and analysis of algorithms

Please note, international applicants and applicants requesting consideration for a fellowship or an assistantship must also submit the following materials:
  • International applicants should have a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer exam, 80 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper exam, a financial certificate and supporting financial documents.
  • For applicants requesting consideration for a fellowship or an assistantship: three letters of recommendation and a GRE general test score.

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