Admission Requirements

The admission requirement criteria for the Master's of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) are similar to the requirements for admission to other EECS master's degree programs and include the following:

Undergraduate Degree Requirement. An applicant is excepted to have a baccalaureate degree in computer science or computer engineering with a GPA of 3.0+. However, a student with good preparation in some other field of engineering, mathematics, business, or science with appropriate mathematical maturity (e.g., discrete mathematics, calculus, or business calculus) will qualify. The minimum GPA requirement may be waived, based on documented work experience and strong credentials.

GRE Requirement For applicants with at least two years of practical work experience in IT: no GRE scores will be required. If GRE scores are submitted, they will be considered as part of admission process.​

Industrial Background Requirement. In addition to the above requirements, an applicant is expected to have industrial experience in IT, software development and management, or computer networking. Industrial work experience requirement will be waived for newly graduated students in a computing field with a 3.0+ GPA.

English Exam Requirement. Unless the applicant's native language is English or the applicant has received a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution, he or she must meet the department's standard for the Test of English. Minimum for the Internet-based exam is 90; for IELTS exams, we expect 6.0+.

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