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Computer and Information Science

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Computer and Information Science. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

FALL semester M.S. with financial aid consideration and all Ph.D. JANUARY 15th
FALL semester M.S. without financial aid consideration APRIL 1st
SPRING semester with limited financial aid consideration SEPTEMBER 15th


Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: (In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Nicole Wittlief
Phone: (317) 274-3883
Graduate Office
Department of Computer and Information Science
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
723 West Michigan Street, SL280
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 79
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

We accept applications for fall and spring. Fall deadline is January 15; Spring deadline is Sept. 15. No summer applications accepted.  GRE required. TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 250 computer-based. TOEFL iBT of 79 required, with minimum subscores. See for information on the program.

Additional application forms, besides the online application, are available on the above website.

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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