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Computer and Information Technology

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 & Information Technology.  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.

MS in Computer and Information Technology (On-Campus)

The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the MS program by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no single criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • A relevant, earned baccalaureate degree in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, information systems, informatics, or other computer-related field of study. Minimally, students should have earned 15-18 credit hours of computational coursework. Students with insufficient academic preparation, in the faculty’s judgment, may be conditionally admitted but required to develop additional computing competencies by enrolling in designated undergraduate courses prior to undertaking their graduate study.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) from accredited institutions is required for unconditional admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores at or above the 50th percentile (for each test subsection) are required for unconditional admission. There is no minimum score expectation. The GRE is not waived for admission to this program.
  • Demonstration of a high level of competence in written communication as evidenced by a writing sample such as the statement of purpose, a prior thesis, a research paper, or other significant and personally written product.
  • Personal and professional characteristics commensurate with success in the computer and information technology profession.

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:

On-Campus MS Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be recieved on or before the deadlines listed below:

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

US Citizen or resident

March 1

October 15

No Entry

International

March 1

September 1

No Entry

Master of Science (Online)

The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the Computer and Information Technology Programs by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no single criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • A relevant, earned baccalaureate degree in computer science, information technology, computer engineering, information systems, informatics, or other computer-related field of study.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) from an accredited institution is required for unconditional admission.
  • Minimum of two years of industry experience in an IT related position.

Available Online MS Options

Supporting Documents

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 or refer to the Application Checklist. Supporting documents include the following:

Available Online Graduate Certificates

Supporting Documents

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 or refer to the Application Checklist. Supporting documents include the following:

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

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

US Citizen or resident

July 1

November 1

No Entry

International

July 1

November 1

No Entry

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.

Note: Early application is encouraged. Program capacity is limited and it is recommended that students apply early to maximize opportunity for program consideration.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Web Sites of Interest

Name: Stacy Lane
Phone: 765-494-4545
E-mail: smlane@purdue.edu

 

Computer Information Technology Department
Knoy Hall Room 255
401 N. Grant St
West Lafayette, IN 47906
USA

On-Campus Graduate Program Website

 

Name: Larry Fischer
Phone: 765-494-7283
E-mail: lefische@purdue.edu

Center for Professional Studies
516 Northwestern Ave
Wang Hall, Suite 2500
West Lafayette, IN 47906
USA

Online Graduate Program Website

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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