Application Procedures and Guidelines

To initiate the application process, students must submit an Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) Degree in Computer Science Application Form (which requires the signature of two faculty members for recommendation purposes), a transcript, and a plan of study. In order to apply for the IUG program, students must have completed entrance to the major and have completed no less than 60 credits. Students must be admitted no later than the end of the second week of the semester preceding the semester of expected conferral of the undergraduate degree. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 credits at Penn State to enroll in the IUG. For consideration for acceptance into the program, students must have completed and earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the following Computer Science and Mathematics courses:

To formally apply, students must submit a completed graduate school (MS) application. Penn State University requires all graduate applications to be done electronically by going to Graduate School Admissions at The student should mention in the notes section that the application is for the IUG program in Computer Science. The GRE exam is not required for admission into the program; however, if a student is interested in a graduate assistantship, GRE scores should be submitted before the beginning of the 8th semester.

Student applications will be evaluated based on their overall academic performance, in addition to the above requirements. In all cases, admission to the program will be at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee in Computer Science.

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