Computer Science - Master's
The focus of the program is to prepare students for a variety of computer science careers, including hardware to software development, building blocks of code to user-facing design.
Students seeking admission to the Computer Science graduate program are evaluated based on multi-parameter criterion that can include the following:
- Undergraduate GPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Letters of Recommendation: three letters of recommendation that demonstrate strong evidence for success in the graduate program
- Participation in undergraduate research
- Post-undergraduate degree professional experience relevant to the planned degree of study
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or award-winning presentations in technical conferences
- Availability of appropriate faculty to serve as research advisor(s)
- GRE® General Test (GRE) scores with Quantitative greater than or equal to 50%; Verbal greater than or equal to 33%; Analytical Writing greater than or equal to 33%. A GRE is not required for applicants to the Computer Science MS program if their undergraduate degree is from a U.S.-based institution. Students with BS degrees in related fields from Tennessee Tech are not required to take the GRE.
International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »
Based on the level of satisfaction of the above criterion, the department will either recommend admission to Full Standing, Provisional Standing, or Special Standing, or deny admission. Standing status may be changed to Full Standing after the student satisfies the requirements specified by the department at the time of admission.