International Students

The MS-CIS program welcomes students from numerous countries around the world. This page contains useful information, as well as links to further information.

GRE Requirement

All international students must have a satisfactory score on the GRE Test. In order to be considered for admission, you must have a minimum GRE verbal score of 144 (400 (before Nov 2011), or a combined verbal+quantitative score of 314 (1100 after Nov 2011).


We require a minimum TOEFL score of 80, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Program Start

We strongly encourage all international students to start their program in a Fall semester. However, you may enter in a Winter semester (January), but you must pay careful attention to the course offering schedule and course prerequisites to ensure you can take courses in a timely manner.

Admissions Deadline

If you're an international student, the deadline for a Fall entry is May 1. The deadline for a Winter entry is October 15.

Useful Links

International Graduate Student Admissions - apply today

International Student website - find out more about what we have to offer International Students

Padnos International Center - home away from home for international students

Employment Opportunities - career services

International Student Orientation - to help you feel comfortable here

Admitted students - for visa information, on-campus housing, class registration, student life opportunities

International Transcript Evaluation Services companies that offer international transcript evaluating

Page last modified November 5, 2014