Quinnipiac University

MS in Computer Science Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Computing and Engineering are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the on-campus MS in Computer Science program, a student must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or recognized institution and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in computer science, software engineering or computer engineering

  • Have an undergraduate degree in another area with a minor in computer science

  • Receive approval from the program director

Interested candidates who do not have the above technical training but have a passion for computer science and motivation to learn can prepare for the program by completing a short series of bridge courses. These courses will include:

  • Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving

  • Data Structures and Abstraction

  • Discrete Mathematics

  • Algorithm Design and Analysis


Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:

  • An application form

  • $45 application fee

  • Personal statement

  • Letter of recommendation

  • A current resume

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered but are not required.

Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and the application fee are received by Quinnipiac. Students can expect to receive a decision within 4 weeks of submitting a completed application.

Additional Resources

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Contact Graduate Admissions before coming to our campuses in North Haven or Hamden for information on what to see and do, details about directions and parking, and to set up an opportunity to speak with one of our admissions representatives.

Laptop Guide for Incoming Students

All programs within the School of Computing and Engineering recommend particular Apple or Dell models for student laptops, though students are encouraged to select a laptop they are most comfortable using. 

All software necessary for computing and engineering courses is available on classroom computers or via Citrix. Please contact your program director with anything specific questions about laptops or technology requirements. 

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