Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Computer Science Program and Master of Science in Cybersecurity in Computer Science Program

  • 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
  • GRE Score
  • 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
  • Recommendation : Three letters of recommendation if requesting consideration for a fellowship or an assistantship

* Please note, international applicants and applicants requesting consideration for a fellowship or an assistantship must also submit the following materials:

For international applicants: a TOEFL score of at least 213 on the computer exam or 550 on the paper exam, a financial certificate and supporting financial documents. The George Washington University cannot admit you or send you a student visa document (I-20 or DS-2019) until you have submitted financial certification showing sufficient funds to pay for your educational expenses. The process to obtain a student visa from a U.S. consulate abroad usually takes at least three months. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you submit your financial certificate when you send in the rest of your application materials.

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