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Applicants to the computing program are expected to have:

Students can be admitted to this program without the course prerequisites, but they may be required either to take undergraduate courses or perform self-study to acquire the necessary background skills. Applicants without coursework reported on their transcripts should take steps to explain alternative experiences when applying.

Admission deadlines

Decisions by the department are made when applications are complete. The Graduate School processes recommendations made by the department according to deadlines that they maintain and publish. Their deadlines for International students are extended to allow time for visa processing. For specific deadlines, look for Application Deadline in the description of the Computing program hosted by the Graduate School.

Application instructions

You apply to the Master of Science in Computing program by following the procedures for application to the Marquette University Graduate School.

As part of the online application process you will be asked to upload a resume/CV and documents describing career goals, professional and community activities, and a statement of purpose. In preparing these documents be sure to include information about relevant academic and work history as well as your computer background, especially if other materials might not make that clear. You can use the Career Goals section to describe any particular interests.

We use the documentation that you supply as an indication of your suitability for the program and your communication skills. If you are admitted, the information about your experience and goals will help us assign an appropriate advisor. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the computing program's director or the Graduate School office.

Transferring from EECE or Computational Sciences

You can transfer from EECE or Computational Sciences to the Master of Science in Computing program by completing the online application process of the Marquette University Graduate School. We expect that most current EECE or Computational Sciences students who apply to transfer to this program will be accepted. You should consider carefully with your advisor whether you might be better served by remaining in the current program.

Students transferring to computing from EECE or computational sciences will have the 12-credit maximum limit waived, and will be allowed to transfer any number of credits from their previous degree to computing.



Summer Research Experience

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosts a Summer Research Experience (REU) for Undergraduates. This program provides undergraduates with an intensive, faculty-mentored, summer research experience in the areas of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, statistics, ubiquitous systems and mathematics education. Learn more