MESE Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

You will need the following:

  1. A Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering,  or information systems.
  2. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0; awarded within the past five years) or minimum 148 GRE (new grading scale), quantitative portion. Applicants with a grade point average of less than 3.0 or awarded more than five years ago may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a grade point average between 2.75 and 3.0 awarded within the past five years may be admitted provisionally.  International applicants must follow the international applicant admission requirements located on the 'How to Apply' page.
  3. It is recommended that the applicant have two years experience with commercial, industrial or government software development or maintenance.
  4. A concise statement of experience and career goals.
  5. A completed online application, including all required supporting documentation.


Course Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of a modern programming language, e.g., Pascal, Java, or C++
  • CS 1450 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Math 2150 Discrete Mathematics
  • CS 3300 Software Engineering

Note: Some of these courses may have prerequisites, and any comparable course from another approved university will suffice.

For application information: How To Apply