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.
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. The typical path for students with a master’s degree in an area other than Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, or Computer Engineering is initial application to the M.S. program. In certain cases, it may be possible to transition from the M.S. program to the Ph.D. program prior to completion of the M.S. In general, students with such non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to discuss their plans with the Director of Graduate Studies.
Testing; institution and department codes. The GRE is not explicitly required for Ph.D. applicants; however, it may be submitted to demonstrate academic preparation. 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.
Detailed Admission Requirements
A successful Ph.D. application must address the ability to carry out independent study and self-directed research. This should be meaningfully addressed in the personal letter; at least one of the required letters of recommendation should speak to these skills.
For further details, including limits on course and credit transfer, the Ph.D. Program Description in the Graduate Catalog.
For general inquiries concerning our graduate programs, contact Professor Alexander Russell, Director of Graduate Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org