MS Programs Admissions Requirements & Process

Master's Program Admissions Requirements:

The following items are required for admission to our graduate degree programs. Please make sure to review our Admissions Process section which provides more information regarding submitting documents.

For All Programs:

MS in Computer Science

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
    • Those without a prior degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Math (plus programming) may have to take additional prerequisites before pursuing advanced computer science courses.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (scores must be five years old or less).
    • Note: scores are required and cannot be waived.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for MSCS and PhD in Computer Science.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

MS in Cybersecurity

MS in Data Science

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
    • Those without a prior degree or sufficient work experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Math (plus programming) may have to take additional prerequisites before pursuing advanced computer science courses.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
    • Provisional Admission is not available with this program
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are not required.
  • One letter of recommendation required, two recommended (academic, professional, or both).
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose: In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

MS in Information - All Majors

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSI.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

MS in Information Systems

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSIS.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

MS in Software Engineering

  • A completed application.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
    • Those without a prior degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Math (plus programming) may have to take additional prerequisites before pursuing advanced computer science courses.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for MSSE.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

All International Applicants to Master's Programs

International students must meet the above requirements in addition to the following:

  1. Student has completed a degree from a US institution will have the language test waived
  2. TOEFL: scores older than 2 years will not be accepted and students must obtain a 600 on the written exam or a 90 on the Internet based exam.
  3. IELTS: scores older than 2 years will not be accepted and students must obtain a 6.5 minimum
  4. PTE: scores older than 2 years will not be accepted and students must obtain a 60 minimum

Note: I-20 form and accompanying bank documents are required for student matriculation.

All international applicants should visit the International Students and Scholars Services website for additional information.

Dual MS Degree Opportunities

Graduate students already enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity, through the dual master's program, to work simultaneously on two CCI master's degrees and to receive both upon graduation. To be eligible, graduate students must be currently working on their first CCI master's degree when requesting admission to the second CCI master's degree. They must obtain approval from the graduate advisors of both programs and work out a plan of study encompassing coursework and/or research (thesis) credits for both degrees.

To be eligible, CCI graduate students must be currently working on their first degree and must be in good academic standing when requesting admission to the second. Please let your Academic Advisor know you are interested in pursuing this path when you being the first program.