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Applicants for the Master of Science Program in Computer Engineering must hold baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions in the United States or recognized institutions in other countries, with GPAs no lower than 3.0/4.0. Moreover, they must have expertise in the foundational areas of computer science and electrical engineering. The areas include discrete mathematics, algorithms, data structures, operating systems, software engineering, circuits, digital systems, electronics, communications and signals. Applicants who lack proficiency in a few of the foundational areas may be admitted conditionally to the M.S. program. However, they will be required to remove the deficiencies by taking prescribed courses or by demonstrating their expertise by taking advanced courses or passing special exams in the foundational areas.
In order to be accepted to the M.S. Program in Computer Engineering, applicants must receive satisfactory GRE scores (quantitative plus verbal scores greater than 300, with quantitative scores greater than 151). Applicants from non-English speaking countries must, in addition, receive TOEFL scores of at least 80 on the Internet-based exam or 550 on the paper exam. A score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS examination may be substituted for the TOEFL.