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 on a 4-point scale
    • 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 (BS) in bioengineering or a related engineering or science discipline from an ABET-accredited program with a grade point average of B (3.0) or better *

    Students from non-bioengineering fields may be required to take preparatory courses before or after starting the program. If admission prerequisites are unfulfilled, the applicant must speak to an advisor.

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE not required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • Anatomy & physiology with lab
    • One year of calculus-based physics (2 courses; PHYS 150 and PHYS 151)
    • One year of chemistry (2 courses; CHEM 134 and CHEM 136)
    • Mathematics through calculus III (MATH 205 or MATH 215) AND ordinary differential equations (MATH 216)
    • Engineering core, including the following courses at minimum: 
      • Solid mechanics and dynamics (ME 265)
      • Thermo-fluid sciences (BENG 325)
  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor or master's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or a physical science 
      • Bachelor's degree expected GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale
      • Master's degree expected GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE Required 

    Prerequisite Courses

    • 12 credit hours in Calculus
    • Linear Algebra (MATH 217 or MATH 227 or equivalent)
    • Data Structures (CIS 350 or equivalent)
    • Computer Organization (CIS 310 or equivalent)
    • Operating Systems (CIS 450 or equivalent)
    • Calculus-based Probability and Statistics (IMSE 317 or equivalent)
  • 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.

  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor or master's degree in electrical and/or computer engineering or computer science with an expected GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale

      Backgrounds in other engineering fields, physical science or mathematical science may be considered with the understanding that additional coursework may be required 
       

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE Required 

    Prerequisite Courses

    • Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 216 or equivalent)
    • Linear Algebra (Math 227 or equivalent)
    • Probability and Statistics (IMSE 317 or equivalent)
    • Data Structures and Algorithms (IMSE 351 or equivalent)
    • Knowledge in computer programming
  • 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.

  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale
    • Master's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or a physical science with an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE Required

    Prerequisite Courses

    • Knowledge of computer programming
    • 12 credit hours in Calculus
    • Linear Algebra (MATH 217 or MATH 227 or equivalent)
    • Operations Research (IMSE 500 or equivalent)
    • Calculus-based Probability and Statistics (IMSE 510 or equivalent)
  • 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)
  • 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

  • Previous Degrees Required

    • Bachelor or master's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field with an expected GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale

      Backgrounds in other engineering fields or non-engineering fields may be considered with the understanding that additional coursework may be required 
       

    Standardized Test Scores

    GRE 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