College of Engineering & Computer Science Admission Prerequisites

A Summary of Basic Prerequisites for Graduate Programs Housed in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

CECS graduate program prerequisites ​(undergraduate degree or major required, any academic standardized test scores, prerequisite courses, work experience or other credential that might be required) can be accessed by clicking on the relevant program below. 

Admissions Prerequisites

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science from an accredited program with an expected GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Master's degree in engineering or computer science from an accredited program with an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale or 6.5 or higher on a 9-point scale
       

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE Required 

    Prerequisite Courses

    At least 1 advanced mathematics course at the master's level*

    *Master's level entry students can fulfill this prerequisite concurrently within the first year of enrollment. Bachelor's entry students can fulfill this prerequisite by taking at least one advanced math course as part of their additional 24 credit hours of required coursework.

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • Calculus I & II *
    • CIS 310 (Computer Organization)*
    • CIS 350 (Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis)*
    • CIS 450 (Operating Systems)*
    • IMSE 317 (Engineering Probability and Statistics) or linear algebra*
       

    Other Experience Required

    Proficiency in at least 1 high-level programming language (preferably C/C++ 1&2 or Java 1&2)​

    *Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently within 2 years of admission to program

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • The College of Business and the College of Engineering and Computer Science offer an innovative dual degree program leading to the simultaneous award of a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Engineering-Industrial & Systems Engineering (MSE-ISE).​

    Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, or applied mathematics

    Standardized Test Scores

    GMAT or GRE Required 

    Prerequisite Courses

    • A course in probability and statistics (IMSE 510 or equivalent)*
    • A course in operations research (IMSE 500 or equivalent)*
       

    *If admission prerequisites are unfulfilled, the applicant must speak to an advisor.

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor of Science in engineering or equivalent

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering OR a degree in math, computer science, or a physical science coupled with at least 5 years experience in engineering after completion of bachelor's degree

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    Calculus-based course in probability and statistics

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, or applied mathematics

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • A course in probability and statistics (IMSE 510 or equivalent)*
    • A course in operations research (IMSE 500 or equivalent)*
       

    *If admission prerequisites are unfulfilled, the applicant must speak to an advisor.

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, applied mathematics, business administration, or liberal arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • A course in Data Structures (IMSE 350/351, CIS 350/352, or equivalent)
    • Knowledge of computer programming, such as C++ or Java (IMSE 255, IMSE/CIS 150, CIS 205 or equivalent)
  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science from an accredited program with an expected GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Master's degree in engineering or computer science from an accredited program with an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale or 6.5 or higher on a 9-point scale
       

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE Required 

    Prerequisite Courses

    At least 1 advanced mathematics course at the master's level*

    *Master's level entry students can fulfill this prerequisite concurrently within the first year of enrollment. Bachelor's entry students can fulfill this prerequisite by taking at least one advanced math course as part of their additional 24 credit hours of required coursework.

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor of Science in engineering or a physical science from an accredited program with an average of B or better (3.0 GPA or higher)

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • a background in probability and statistics*
    • a background in engineering materials*
       

    *If the applicant does not have a background in probability and statistics, they will be required to take a statistics course at the undergraduate level (IMSE 317 or equivalent). If the applicant does not have a background in engineering materials, they will be required to take ENGR 250 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite to AE 587 or ECE 385 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite to ECE 539.

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering or equivalent from an accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, economics, math, computer science, or other physical sciences with a bachelor's cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    Coursework in probability and statistics that can be satisfied by completing IMSE 510 as part of approved electives within the first two semesters of admission into the program

    Other Experience Required

    At least 2 years of practical work experience​

  • Undergraduate Degree Required

    Bachelor's degree in computer science and/or computer engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • Calculus I & II *
    • CIS 310 (Computer Organization) *
    • CIS 350 (Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis) *
    • CIS 450 (Operating Systems) *
    • IMSE 317 (Engineering Probability and Statistics) or linear algebra *
       

    Other Experience Required

    Proficiency in calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and physics.
     

    *Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently within 2 years of admission to program