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Computer Science Admissions Information & Requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials required for the evaluation of your application are received before the deadline. If your application is incomplete by the deadline date, it may not be evaluated for the term requested.

Please review the admissions process and application requirements below prior to beginning your application. It is important to note that you do not need your admissions materials prepared at the time of your application. For instance, your resume and essay can be after your application is submitted.

To complete an application for the Ph.D. program in Information Studies, click here and begin with the About You section.

Students applying to the PhD in Information Studies should follow the stated requirements and read the corresponding information below carefully.

PhD in Computer Science Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application - FREE when submitted online.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (scores must be five years old or less).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current Resume.
  • Pre-requisites for PhD in CS.
  • Additional requirements for International Students below.

International Applicants

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

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores. The test can be preliminarily waived for applicants who have a completed undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. based institution. Note: scores older than 2 years will not be accepted and students must obtain a 600 on the written exam or a 100 on the Internet based exam.

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

All International applicants should visit the International Students and Scholars Services web site for additional information.

The Admissions Process

For an overview of the Admissions Process from program selection to receiving an admission decision please click here.

PhD Program Admission Deadlines

Please be advised that you must have submitted a complete application with all advised materials by the deadline to be reviewed for admission.

Academic Calendar

New doctoral students are only admitted in the Fall term. CCI operates on a Quarter system.  Each term is approximately 10 weeks in length.  Academic calendars can be found here.

Funding Your Education

Full-Time PhD students have the opportunity to receive a research assistantship which includes tuition and academic fees in addition to a stipend. We do not currently offer scholarships for doctoral students. If you do not receive an assistantship, are a part-time student, or seek additional aid please contact Drexel Central for more specific information regarding financing options and the financial aid process.

CCI Graduate Admissions Counselors

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