Admission into the MS program is competitive and is based upon previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, and work experience. International students must score at least 550 on written TOEFL test. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, but conditional admission may be granted in unusual cases. Application materials include an application form, a statement of interest, official transcripts, a summary information form, TOEFL score (if applicable) and two letters of recommendation. Application deadlines are the same as those set by the College's Graduate Studies office.
The MS is based on 12 credits of required courses, 6 credits of research experience, and 12 credits of elective courses. Up to 12 credits of graduate courses from other institutions, taken within the previous five years with a grade of "B" or better, may be counted toward the degree. Decisions for transfer credit are made on a case-by-case basis. By the end of the first semester, each entering student is expected to submit a detailed plan of study in consultation with his/her advisor. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their study.
Financial aid options or scholarships are offered locally and nationally in this field to qualified students.
The Computational Science department also offers a combined 5-year BS/MS program to students interested in accelerating their studies. Admission requires interviews with Computational Science faculty in addition to the normal application process for graduate admission. Interested students should contact Computational Science faculty directly.