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Computer Science

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MA (30 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1*
Spring Application Deadline: November 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Subash Shankar
Contact Information:

The general application deadline for the Fall 2023 term is extended until May 1, 2023

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1 to be considered for Fall admission and September 15 to be considered for Spring admission

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, preferably in computer science - College & University Transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in the final 2 years of computer science and related course work.
  • Courses in: calculus I and II, linear algebra or matrix algebra, statistics, discrete structures, data structures, and computer systems.
  • Official score report of the GRE. Top 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination Quantitative Reasoning score is required. (For information on taking the GRE, visit *GRE's are waived for the incoming Fall 2023 class.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the TOEFL/IELTS. The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL iBT: 80/ Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Administered Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Department of Computer Science website.

Virtual Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

*Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the graduate admissions team is working remotely

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049


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