Graduate school can be an overwhelming experience, and sometimes all that stands between you and your success is an understanding of the resources available to you. To help you, our computer science graduate director can help you with your application process, studies, your work/life balance, or any other thing that may be concerning you. If this information does not answer your questions, arrange an appointment with the graduate director.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Computer Science MS and PhD admission requirements?
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach.
- Application Requirements
- Admissions Types
- Graduate Application
- Student Statements
- Official Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
- GRE: Recommended 75th (for MS), 85th (for PhD) percentile Quantitative; 50th percentile Verbal; and 3.0 or greater Analytical Writing (Michigan Tech students are exempt)
- TOEFL: Recommended Score of 90 iBT
- IELTS: Recommended Overall Band Score of 6.5
Made beginning on January 1 (for Fall) and October 1 (for Spring)
Fall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: September 1
Summer: Please contact the Graduate Program Director
For full financial consideration for Fall: February 1
What are the required scores for CS admitted grad students?
There are no cutoff GRE scores. Recommended GRE scores are 75th (for MS), 85th (for PhD) percentile Quantitative; 50th percentile Verbal; and 3.0 or greater Analytical Writing (Michigan Tech students are exempt)
How do I apply?
When is the deadline for submitting an application?
It is recommended to apply by May 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. (Contact the graduate director for the Summer semester deadline).
Applications are processed continuously and most are processed within six weeks.
How long does it take to receive a final decision?
It takes approximately six weeks for a decision to be made regarding graduate school applications. Be sure to visit your checklist on your MyMichiganTech account.
What about financial aid? Do I get financial support from the CS Department?
The department awards a few teaching assistantships each year. All students who have been admitted are considered for the open positions. If you receive one of these positions, you will be notified by email. Please visit Financial Aid for any financial aid questions.