Admission to Master’s and Doctoral Programs
In addition to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Admission Requirements , applicants are evaluated on their previous academic record, GPA, GRE test scores, quality of schools from which degrees were obtained, statement of purpose, resume, and three letters of recommendation. An applicant is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field. Verbal, quantitative and analytical writing scores from the GRE are examined separately and are evaluated as one source of information in the total graduate application. An applicant whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test, with a minimum writing score of 20. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550, with a minimum writing score of 58. The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5, with a minimum writing score of 6.5. Admission to our graduate program is based on a competitive selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements published does not guarantee admission to our programs. Applicants will not be granted conditional admission.
Students admitted to the graduate program of the Computer Science department are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in computer science. Level of proficiency is defined to mean either having an equivalent course for each prerequisite course defined by the department, or completing the corresponding course at the University of Houston.