Admission and Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates for admission to the program are required to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and promising application materials. 
  • An applicant whose past academic record is not sufficiently strong  (low GPA, undergraduate degree completed too long ago and work experience not in the field) could qualify for admission by scoring 150 (600 old scoring system) or higher on the quantitative test of at least one GRE
  • Although no specific undergraduate field of study is required, students with satisfactory competence in undergraduate study of basic computer and mathematics subjects will be encouraged to apply.  Generally, these will be graduates with undergraduate degrees in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, physics, biological sciences, engineering, secondary mathematics education, business, economics, and other technical fields. 
  • Students who do not have appropriate background in computer science or in mathematics are also welcome, and they will be allowed to take the necessary pre-requisite course work.
  • In addition to the above, applicants whose native language is not English should submit proof of such proficiency  ( TOEFL)  by the time they apply for admission.  The following minimum TOEFL score is currently required: 550 in paper-based tests, 213 in computer-based tests, and 80 in internet-based tests.

General Program Information

In addition to the application procedure, the following information may help as you plan:

  • Formal admission does not require that program prerequisites be satisfied, but you still need them before you can start taking classes.
  • No more that 50% of coursework may be taken under provisional status pending formal admission, and with the approval of the program graduate director.
  • Students with undergraduate deficiencies must have explicit permission from the graduate director prior to registering for graduate courses.

Transfer Credits

  • Students wishing to transfer course work from another graduate program should keep the following information in mind:
  • Transfer credits must be approved by the program graduate director or persons designated by the graduate committee.
  • Students are responsible for supplying course documentation, such as bulletin course description, course syllabus, etc. to be used by the graduate director to assess transfer course applicability to this program.
  • A student may transfer at most 6 credits of the applied mathematics and computer science program course work from an accredited institution.
  • The course must appear on an official transcript sent to IU South Bend.
  • Only courses taken within seven years may be counted toward this degree. That means that courses transferred must be seven years old or less at the time of completion of the IU South Bend program. Exceptions are at the discretion of the graduate director.