Graduate Admissions — Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
Welcome Prospective Students!
Thank you for your interest in graduate study in Computer Science and
Engineering at Michigan.
All admissions are for the fall term. Applications to the Ph.D. program must be completed by:
|Non–U.S. Citizens: ||December 15|
|U.S. Citizens: ||January 5|
Applications for the M.S. program will be considered until March 1, but we recommend applying early.
We will notify admitted students in March and April. Please let us know
whether you accept by May 1.
CSE offers two graduate degree programs. The M.S. program lasts about
two years and requires 30 credit-hours of graduate-level coursework.
The Ph.D. program lasts about five years and involves coursework plus
substantial independent research, culminating in a dissertation.
— Graduate Program |
Student Life |
We guarantee Ph.D. students full financial aid as long as they are
making satisfactory progress towards the degree. Admission to
the M.S. program is not accompanied by financial aid,
but there are opportunities for financial support after beginning the program.
— Financial Aid |
Tuition and Fees
How to Apply
Online Application and Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
We expect applicants to have earned their bachelor's degrees by the
time they matriculate, and to possess strong backgrounds in computer
science or a related discipline. To be eligible for the M.S. program,
students must not already hold a master's degree in computer
science or an equivalent field.
Successful M.S. applicants usually have an undergraduate GPA of at
least 3.5/4.0, GRE scores of at least 1300 (verbal plus quantitative)
and 4.5 (analytical writing), and three strong letters of
recommendation. International students should have a TOEFL score of
at least 85. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program generally exceed
these standards. In addition, students admitted to the Ph.D. program often have prior research experience or have demonstrated research aptitude.