Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

An applicant may seek conditional or formal (full) admission to the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science M.S. program. If you are applying for formal admision but have not met all of its requirements at the time of submitting your application, our office will notify you if you qualify for conditional admission. Scroll down to to see the requirements for each type of admission. 

  • Formal
  • Conditional

Formal Admission

  • Graduation from a university or college with a Bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Documented English proficiency by scoring at least 79 on the TOEFL exam. (Please click here for other ways to meet the English language requirement.)

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report required if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. An applicant required to take the GRE will need to obtain a 150 or higher on the quantitative portion of the GRE, if taken after November 2011. (For exams taken prior to November 2011, the quantitative minimum is 600.)

  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references.

  • Personal statement of no more than 2 pages (3-4 pages if double-spaced) addressed to the graduate director stating why the applicant is seeking admission to the program.
  • Submission of the online application

Note that Applied Mathematics and Computer Science has a CIP code of 30.0801, which is currently considered a STEM field by USCIS, and is therefore eligible for a STEM extension of OPT for F-1 students.

Conditional Admission

  • Applicants who have not yet submitted acceptable proof of English language proficiency or a satisfactory GRE score (if required) may indicate they wish to be considered for conditional admission in their statement of purpose, or by email to the OISS.
  • However, all other required application materials must already be submitted before an applicant can be considered for conditional admission.
  • Formal admission will not be granted until any English language or GRE proficiency requirements (as stipulated on your letter of conditional admission) have been fully met.

If you have other questions about admission to the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program, please refer to the department admissions page