Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
Thank you for your interest in the graduate program of the Computer Science Department at Kent State University.
The Department offers four graduate degree programs:
While the latter requires writing a thesis, the former does not require writing a thesis, but the student is required to complete a project and take an oral examination.
The Computer Science Department has 17 faculty members, approximately 150 graduate students and approximately 300 undergraduate students. The department covers nearly every aspect of computer science, including:
Students entering our Master's program are generally expected to have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, with a grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0. GRE is not required but recommended for admission and used as one of the criteria for financial aid consideration. A minimum TOEFL score of 527 (paper base), 197 (computer base), or 71 (IBT) is required for International applicants.
We expect applicants to our program to have mathematical proficiency through Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, and to have taken computer science course work that minimally includes Data Structures, Structure of Programming Languages, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture.
Several types of Graduate Assistantships are available on competitive basis. The assistantship normally carries tuition scholarship plus stipend. Applications for financial assistantship must be received before the deadlines of January 31 (for Fall applications) or September 15 (for Spring applications). Students who receive awards will be notified by early March, or late October, respectively. Unfortunately, due to the large number of requests, we can only notify applicants who will be awarded an assistantship. All graduate applicants will automatically be evaluated for graduate assistantship.
If you are interested in our program, please apply electronically through the Admissions Office at Kent State University. Please refer to FAQ to find answers to some typical questions about the graduate program. If you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com .
We appreciate your interest in our program, and we look forward to considering your application!