Admission Requirements

Applying for Admission

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (
    • $50 application fee
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 2.70 or higher. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.40 and 2.69 may be considered for conditional admission)
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a related information technology field with a minimum of 6 courses of relevant computer science courses (Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Data Structures, Computer Architecture, and 2 advanced computer science electives). May require an extra semester or a summer term to satisfy the expected computer science background by taking CS 501 Foundations of Computer Science and/or CS 502 Computing and Communications Technology as prerequisite courses (not part of the program)
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 courses of relevant mathematics and computer science courses (Calculus I, Calculus II, Discrete Math, Computer Science I, Computer Science II). Will require an extra semester to satisfy the expected computer science background by taking CS 501 Foundations of Computer Science, CS 502 Computing and Communications Technology, and CS 464 Programming Languages (not part of the program).
    • Applicants with a BS degree different from Computer Science must submit a resume and 2 letters of recommendation to be used in reviewing their computer science related background. Additional materials should be sent to the Department of Computer Science

Official transcripts may be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office:

By Mail:

Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall 116
New Britain, CT 06050

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Stan Kurkovsky
Computer Science
Software Engineering, MS
Cybersecurity, BS
Maria Sanford Hall

Academic Department