Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. Candidates must complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum combined score of 291 (1000 on the old score scale) in Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.
The GRE test requirement can be waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.
- the student is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri or an accredited college or university with a degree in Computer Science and a GPA of 3.5 or more, OR
- the student has earned an M.S. or more advanced degree in a closely related discipline, OR
- the student has a minimum 3 years of work experience in the IT industry.
International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet based) is required. IELTS scores are also accepted at UCM. Regular graduate students should have a band score of 6.0. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or have earned a bachelor or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the USA. Students who seek graduate assistantships (GA) must submit a Statement of Purpose describing applicants' academic preparation/experience and how this degree will assist them in meeting their career goals, three letters of recommendation besides other documents required by graduate admission.
Applicants who have degrees in some non-computing fields will also be considered for admission. Students may make up their deficiencies in computer science by completing the required undergraduate background courses. Applicants who do not meet one of the above minimum admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis and must maintain a 3.0 graduate grade point average during their first semester of study at UCM.
Admission Process - Domestic Student
|How to apply||Submit a graduate admission application to UCM Graduate School either online or by mail.|
|Important Dates||All application materials must be received by Graduate School at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to register.|
Admission Process - International Student
|How to apply||Submit a graduate admission application to UCM International Center either online or by mail.|
|Important Dates||All application materials must be received by International Center on May 1 for Fall admission (August) and October 1 for Spring admission (January).|