The Catholic University of America

Graduate Program Admissions

Regular and Provisional

Students pursuing degree programs should apply for regular admission.

The minimum requirement for regular admission to the M.E.E. program requires a bachelor degree in engineering, science or mathematics from an accredited institution. Students lacking certain requirements for regular admission to the M.E.E. program can apply for a provisional admission. Performance of provisional students will be reviewed after two semesters of graduate study for possible transfer to regular admission.

The minimum requirements for regular admission to the M.S.C.S. program requires a bachelor degree with undergraduate background in computer science that includes the equivalent of the following topics: Data Structures, Computer Organization and Assembly Language, Programming Languages, Theoretical Computer Science, and Discrete Structures. A student will be provisionally admitted to the M.S.C.S. program if he/she has one or more deficiencies. The deficiency courses must be successfully completed before the provisional status is converted to regular status.

Admission to doctoral degree programs is based upon academic performance at the bachelor and master levels. There is no provisional admission to the doctoral programs.

Application for Admission to Graduate Study, official transcripts of all undergraduate/graduate work, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted.

Transfer of Credit

Upon recommendation of the department chairman and approval of the dean, up to six semester credit hours (SCH) of graduate work earned at an accredited institution may be applied toward course requirement for the master degree. Up to 24 SCH of graduate work earned at an accredited institution are transferable to the doctoral programs.