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Once accepted as a student in Hofstra's Master of Science in Computer Science program you can count on an education from a respected, regionally-accredited institution.
Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year. Applicants are considered for admission based upon the following criteria:
Students desiring admission to the Masters in Computer Science program must submit the following minimum application requirements:
- Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
- An undergraduate minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Achievement in General (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) GRE scores.
Students without a Computer Science background should demonstrate proficiency in:
- Discrete Mathematics
- Programming Principles and Techniques
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Computer Architecture
- Operating Systems
You may satisfy any or all of the listed prerequisites by completing equivalent courses at Hofstra or an accredited institution. With the permission of the Graduate Program Director, you may elect to sit for proficiency examinations. Applicants without undergraduate computer science degrees may be admitted as provisionally matriculated students if they meet all admission criteria except for the required prerequisites. You can enroll in graduate courses if you meet individual course prerequisites and satisfy the general requirements before completing 12 semester hours of graduate study. This condition is automatically lifted as soon as the prerequisites or your equivalents are satisfactorily completed.
A Hofstra Enrollment Advisor is ready to answer your questions and assist you with all of the forms and procedures required. Take advantage of this free service by calling 1-800-HOFSTRA today. To have an Enrollment Advisor contact you, simply click on the Request Information link to the left and fill out the subsequent form.