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Application Requirements & Deadlines

Applications are administered by the Graduate School. To apply, students should submit the main application, transcripts, statement of purpose, and letters of reference directly to the University of Connecticut 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;
  • background equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and Engineering;
  • a cumulative undergraduate record reflecting, at least, a B average;
  • the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

See the detailed admission requirements on the M.S. program page.

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, Computer Science and Engineering, 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 submit scores for the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Further information is available on the Ph.D. program page.

Admission of UCONN Master’s students. Students in the M.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: the thesis can provide direct evidence of preparedness for independent study and research activity.

Admission of students with Master’s degrees in other areas. Students with a master’s degree in an area other than Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, or Computer Engineering should initially apply for admission to the M.S. program. Transfer to the Ph.D. program can 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.

Application Deadlines; Testing Codes

Application deadlines. Deadlines vary depending on whether or not the applicant is international to leave sufficient time to handle visas:

  • International students applying for the Fall: applications should be received by February 1 in order to process the acceptance by April 1; for the Spring: applications should be received by July 1 in order to process the acceptance by September 1.
  • US applicants applying for the Fall: applications should be received by June 1; for the Spring: applications should be received by November 1.

Testing; institution and department codes. For the GRE: UConn’s institution code is: 3915. The department code is: 0402. For the TOEFL: UConn’s institution code is: 3915. The department code is: 78. The country code is: 592.

The statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should describe the student’s motivation for pursuing graduate studies and the student’s background. Applications to a research degree should identify scientific areas of interest in the statement. The areas of research interest for each faculty member are available on the faculty web pages.

Inquiries

For general inquiries concerning our graduate programs, contact Professor Alexander Russell, Director of Graduate Studies. Alternatively, inquiries and requests for application materials can be emailed to csegradinfo@engr.uconn.edu or by conventional mail at:

Computer Science & Engineering Department
371 Fairfield Road, Unit 4155
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4155