How To Apply

The application system for entry in Fall 2025 will open on September 4, 2024.  The early deadline will be November 20, 2024 at 3pm Eastern.   The final deadline will be December 11, 2024 at 3pm Eastern.  See more information here.   



  • The School of Computer Science requires the following for all applications:

    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.  (Students should report raw university GPA scores and NOT converted scores.   Please DO NOT convert your international score to a US GPA or weighted GPA or other system).
    • GRE scores: GRE is required.  Our Institution Code is 2074; Department Code is 0402. 
    • TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores:  If you will be studying on an F-1 or J-1 VISA, and English is not a native language for you (native languange - meaning spoken at home and from birth), we are required to formally evaluate your English proficiency.   We require applicants who will be studying on an F-1 or J-1 VISA, and for whom English is not a native lnaguage, to demonstrate English proficiency via one of these standardized tests: TOEFL (preferred), IELTS, or Duolingo.   We discourage the use of the "TOEFL ITP Plus for China," since speaking is not scored.   

      We do not issue waivers for non-native speakers of English.  In particular, we do not issue waivers based on previous study at a US high school, college or university.  We also do not issue waivers based on previous study at an English-language high school, college or university outside of the United States.   No amount of educational experience in English, regardless of which country it occurred in, will result in a test waiver.  

      Submit valid, recent scores: If as described above you are required to submit proof of English proficiency, your TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo test scores will be considered valid as follows:
           If you have not received a bachelor's degree in the US, you will need to submit an English proficiency score no older than two years. (Scores from exams taken before September 1, 2021 will not be accepted)
          If you are currently working on or have received a bachelor's and/or master's degree in the US, you may submit an expired test score up to five years old.  (Scores from exams taken before September 1, 2018 will not be accepted).  
      Additional details about English proficiency requirements are provided on the FAQ page.  Successful applicants will have a minimum TOEFL score of 100.   Our Institution Code is 4256; the Department Code is 78.
    • Unofficial transcripts from each university you have attended, regardless of whether you received a degree.
    • Current resume.
    • Statement of Purpose.  A Statement of Purpose is not a resume.   It should discuss your reasons for choosing the MSAII program and indicate your intended career path. 
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • A short (1-3 minutes) video of yourself.  Tell us about you and why you are interested in the MSAII program.   This is not a required part of the application process, but it is STRONGLY suggested.