Admission Requirements

The admission requirement criteria for the Master's of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) are similar to the requirements for admission to other EECS master's degree programs and include the following:

Undergraduate Degree Requirement. An applicant is excepted to have a baccalaureate degree in computer science or computer engineering with a GPA of 3.0+. However, a student with good preparation in some other field of engineering, mathematics, business, or science with appropriate mathematical maturity (e.g., discrete mathematics, calculus, or business calculus) will qualify.

A prospective student is expected to minimally have formal education in the following areas: (1) computer organization/architecture, (2) programming and data structures, (3) operating systems.

GRE Requirement For applicants with at least two years of practical work experience in IT, no GRE scores will be required. For those who would like to take the GRE exam, the EECS requirements are as follows: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative). If GRE scores are submitted, they will be considered as part of admission process.​

Industrial Background Requirement. In addition to the above requirements, an applicant is expected to have industrial experience in IT, software development and management, or computer networking. Industrial work experience requirement will be waived for newly graduated students in a computing field with a 3.0+ GPA.

English Exam Requirement. Unless the applicant's native language is English or the applicant has received a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution, he or she must meet KU's standard for the Test of English. Please see:

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