Western Kentucky University

Computer Science

Admission

Students who wish to apply for admission to the program should have the following background:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, or another subject closely related to CS.
  2. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average and a minimum combined (V+Q) GRE score of 290, with the quantitative reasoning score being 148 or better and a verbal score that adheres to the university minimum.
  3. Undergraduate courses which include:
    • A good knowledge of programming in a high level language like Java or C/C++,
    • A course in data structures comparable to CS 280,
    • A course in software engineering comparable to CS 360,
    • A course in operating systems comparable to CS 425,
    • A course in computer organization and architecture comparable to CS 325.

Applications

  1. The application forms may be found at graduate school website. First-time Applicants can apply on-line.
  2. They also should take the the GRE general test and have the score submitted to Graduate Studies.
  3. Students whose first language is not English should have their TOEFL scores submitted to Graduate Studies.

International Students

international office International students will require a US visa. Information about the requirements may be found under "international students" at Office of International Programs. The university has an international center to assist international students in their studies.

International students will require a US visa. Information about the requirements may be found under "international students" at Office of International Programs. The university has an international center to assist international students in their studies.

Application Decisions

Application decisions are made by considering all the above information. In recent years, about 60% of applicants have been accepted to the programs.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Director of Graduate Program, Dr. Guangming Xing.

 Last Modified 2/25/14