The official graduate application process is administered by the Graduate School; see the Graduate School Application section on their website for full details.
The M.S. Program
Admission to the M.S. program in Computer Science and Engineering as a regular (i.e., non-provisional) student requires: a bachelor's degree; a cumulative undergraduate record that is equivalent to, at least, a B average; and the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The applicant should possess the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and Engineering. See, also, the detailed admission requirements on the M.S. program pages.
The Ph.D. Program
Admission to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering is normally open only to those students possessing an M.S. in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering. Students with no previous graduate degree can be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. program (bypassing the M.S.) if they have exceptional baccalaureate records.
Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to carry out independent study and self-directed research. This requirement is usually met by the completion of a master's thesis or completion of other major independent research projects. An extended abstract, describing the research done, should be submitted with the required personal letter. At least one of the required letters of recommendation must directly evaluate prior research.
Applicant must submit scores for the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The advanced portion of the exam in Computer Science may be submitted as additional information but is not required.
Admission of UCONN Master's students
All students in the master's program in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut who plan on applying for the Ph.D. program are strongly advised to complete a Plan A Master's program. In the absence of an M.S. thesis, it is expected that an independent study project will be completed in the year following admission to demonstrate the student's ability to carry out independent research.
Admission of students with Master's degrees in other areas
Students with a master's degree in an area other than Computer Science or Computer Engineering can initially be admitted to work for a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Transfer to the Ph.D. program will take place as soon as the student demonstrates the ability to carry out Ph.D. level work in Computer Science and Engineering. In any case, it may not be necessary to complete the formal requirements for an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
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