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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:

  • Special admissions deadlines for Fall 2018. Rolling consideration of graduate applications began on January 1, 2018. We guarantee consideration of international applications received by February 1, 2018; we guarantee consideration of domestic applications received by June 1, 2018. We strongly encourage applicants seeking financial support to apply early.
  • Fall admissions deadline. Applications for Fall admission must be received by January 1. (Note deadlines for 2018 above.)
  • Spring admissions deadline. Applications for Spring admission must be received by September 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.

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