If you're interested in the master of science in computer science, you should hold a bachelor's degree from an institution comparable to the University of Colorado. You need to have sufficient programming experience and mathematical maturity to understand advanced courses.
Qualified applicants holding a degree outside computer science, computer engineering or equivalent fields may need to take additional undergraduate courses before starting the graduate program. Admission decisions are based on prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, English proficiency, if applicable, and your written statement of purpose.
10 semester hours of university-level calculus and at least one math course beyond calculus, such as advanced calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability, statistics or combinatorial analysis.
Students lacking some of these requirements, whose background is otherwise satisfactory, might be admitted with the understanding that the certain undergraduate courses must be completed after admission.
Grade point average (GPA):
Applicants are expected to have GPA of at least 3.0.
If your native language is not English, you must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, and you must score above 525 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (Internet-based) or 6.0 on the IELTS.
You are not required to take the TOEFL test if you have completed a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree program at an English-speaking college or university or have completed at least two semesters at a college or university in the United States as a full-time student and obtained a "B" average (3.0 GPA) or higher.
Candidates applying for the MS program will be individually evaluated by the department's graduate committee. A letter with a decision will be sent by the CSE chair.
Applicants may be accepted as "provisional degree students." This status is indicated in the acceptance letter along with the conditions that must be satisfied by a specified deadline in order for the student to obtain regular status.
For additional information on MS CS degree program, refer to:
Masters Handbook Fall 2012
Masters Handbook 2011