The School of Computer Science has a centralized online application process for graduate admissions. Applications for the MCDS program will open on August 31, 2017. All supporting documentation for fall admission must be received by noon (EST) on Thursday, December 14. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Important Deadlines

Applications are due by noon (12 p.m.) on Thursday, December 14.

Costs

  • By noon (12 p.m. EST) Thursday, Nov. 30: $75 for one program, $50 each additional program.
  • From 12:01 p.m. (EST) Dec. 1 to noon (12 p.m.) Thursday, Dec. 14: $125 for one program, $75 for each additional program.

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

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • GRE scores: These must be less than five years old. A GRE subject test in science, engineering, computer science, math, etc. is recommended but not required. Our Institution Code is 2074; Department Code is 0402. (This requirement is waived for CMU undergrads.)
  • TOEFL scores: Required if English is not your native language. No exceptions. These scores may be more than two years old if you have pursued or are pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in the United States. (While the TOEFL is preferred, the IELTS test may also be submitted.) Successful applicants will have a minimum TOEFL score of 100. Our Institution Code is 4256; the Department Code is 78.
  • Official transcripts from each university you have attended, regardless of whether you received your degree there.
  • Current resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

For more details on these requirements, please see the SCS Master's Admissions page. No incomplete applications will be eligible for consideration.