Graduate Admission Requirements
Step 1: Gather all required materials.
To complete your application, you will need:
- A PDF copy of your college transcript (an unofficial copy is okay)
- Your GRE general test scores submitted directly to Miami University, and an unofficial PDF copy of your score sheets for the application. Note: GRE test scores are not required for Miami undergraduate students applying for admission into the combined program or Miami alumni applying for direct admission into the MSCS program.
- International students only: Your TOEFL scores, or other evidence of English proficiency, submitted directly to Miami University, and an unofficial PDF copy of score sheets for your application. (See the Graduate School English proficiency requirements page for more information, and other ways of fulfilling the requirement.)
- A personal statement outlining your academic interests, professional goals, and reasons for selection our program (PDF or Microsoft Word format).
- A 1-2 page resume including relevant academic or work experience. In particular, let us know about any prior research, teaching, or programming experience.
- A 2-3 page sample of computer code that you have written. Use comments to indicate what the program does, and how to use it. Use whatever programming language you prefer.
- The names and email addresses of 3-4 recommendation writers. We must receive at least 3 letters of recommendation before we can evaluate your application. To expedite the process you may submit 4 names, and we will use the first 3 letters that arrive.
International students should use this form: International Graduate Studies Application.
Domestic students should use this form: Domestic Graduate Studies Application.
Step 3: Wait for results, and keep in touch.
You may wish to contact us via email at ComputerScience@MiamiOH.edu to make sure that your application is complete, and that we have received all of your materials.
We make admissions decisions by March 15, and our initial round of financial aid offers shortly afterwards. If you have not heard from us, you may feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for an update on your status.
We continue to make financial aid offers throughout the spring until all graduate assistantships have been distributed. This process is usually completed by May 15.
For information on admission guidelines, visit the Master's of Science in Computer Science Admission and Application Requirements page.
Graduate Director, Master of Science in Computer Science Program
Computer Science and Software Engineering Dept MSC 1029
510 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056
- Complete Online Application
- Official transcripts sent directly to Miami Graduate School
- GRE scores
- TOEFL scores (demonstrated proficiency in English or all non-US students)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of purpose
- A 2-3 page sample of computer code that you have written. Use comments to indicate what the program does, and how to use it. Use whatever programming language you prefer. (Master of Computer Science/Master of Science in Computer Science applicants.)
Current course requirements can be found in Miami's General Bulletin.
The Master's Degree must be completed within five calendar years, unless an extension of the time is granted through petition to the Graduate School. The normal time period for completion of the degree is two calendar years.
Chemical, Paper, and Biomedial Engineering: CPBgrad@MiamiOH.edu.
College of Engineering and Computing: cecgrad@MiamiOH.edu
Priority Deadline: February 1.
- International students should use this form: International Graduate Studies Application
- Domestic students should use this form: Domestic Graduate Studies Application
- Check the admissions page to see whether to use the domestic or international application
All non-US students must demonstrate proficiency in English. Most students satisfy this requirement by taking the TOEFL. See the Graduate School English proficiency requirements page for more information, and other ways of fulfilling the requirement.