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MS and MCS Admission Requirements

Masters of Science Degree

While there is some flexibility in our requirements, we generally require:

  1. Extensive experience in computing, programming experience in C++, and a course in Data Structures and Algorithms, as well as a working grasp of calculus and statistics.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average of at least B level or a 3.0 GPA.
  3. A graduate record exam with Quantitative scores of at least the 80th percentile. Those whose Quantitative score on the GRE General Test is less than the 80th percentile will need to show compensating strength in their background to be considered.
  4. Three (3) strong letters of recommendation.
  5. To take the GRE Test visit http://www.ets.org/gre/  .
  6. These are in addition to graduate schools requirements that can be found at:
    http://rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/admissions  

Master of Computer Science Degree

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) is a terminal degree but lacks the requirement for original research of the PhD/CS. Students completing a MCS must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Extensive experience in computing, programming experience in C++, and a course in Data Structures and Algorithms, as well as a working grasp of calculus and statistics.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.3.
  3. A graduate record exam with a Quantitative score of at least the 80th percentile. Those whose Quantitative score on the GRE General Test is less than the 80th percentile will need to show compensating strength in their background to be considered.
  4. Three (3) strong letters of recommendation.
  5. To take the GRE Test visit http://www.ets.org/gre/  .