Graduate Admissions

M.S. in Computer Science

To apply, you will need to following:

  • One of the following:
    • The completion of a Computer Science or closely related major in an Undergraduate program.
    • The successful completion of one of our Principles of Programming courses as a Student-at-Large.
  • The Standard GRE Examination (no special exam required).
  • For International Students, the Department requires the TOEFL (minimum score of 80) or IELTS (minimum score is 6.5) test.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferrably from academic sources.
  • A Statement of Purpose.
  • Official Undergraduate transcripts.

Students admitted as a Student-at-Large should be in contact with our Director of Graduate Studies regarding future semester enrollment. Keep in mind, International Students on F-1 Visas (and possibly other types as well) are not eligible for Student-at-Large status.

For more information, forms, and deadlines related to applying to the Graduate School, please visit their website.

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Students seeking admission to the Ph.D. program in Computer Science must meet all the requirements for admission to the Graduate School; must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field; and should have a background equal to that required for the B.S. degree at Northern Illinois University.

For more information, forms, and deadlines related to applying to the Graduate School, please visit their website.

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