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Deadlines and How to Apply

Deadlines for CSE Graduate Programs

International Students

Fall Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by December 15 for the following fall semester.

Spring Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by August 31 for the following spring semester.

Domestic Students

Fall Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by December 15 for the following fall semester.

Spring Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by August 31 for the following spring semester.

One-Year Master’s of Engineering Degree Program

The deadline for the one-year CSE Master of Engineering program is January 15.

Graduate School Online Application

The Graduate School online application requires the following to be uploaded:

  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: Submit scores to “Penn State University” using institution code 2660. These scores must be reported through ETS. Penn State does not accept copies. Note: GRE scores are optional for applications for fall 2022.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores: International applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), with the exceptions noted below. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 600 for the paper-based test, 250 for the computer-based test, or a total score of 80 with a 19 on the speaking section for the Internet-based test (iBT). Applicants with iBT speaking scores between 17 and 18 may be considered for provisional admission, which requires an institutional test of English proficiency upon first enrollment and, if necessary, remedial course work. The minimum composite score for the IELTS is 6.5. Submit scores to Institution Code 2660. Order these early – they can take up to a month to reach us.
  • International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they have received a baccalaureate (B.S.) or a master’s (M.S.) degree from a college/university/institution in any of the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Québec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.
  • Copies of transcripts, degree/study certificates and diplomas in the language of instruction from all institutions of higher education attended, both undergraduate and graduate, should be uploaded online as part of the Graduate School Application. If English is not the language of instruction, copies of all transcripts/documents in the English translation also must be uploaded. Please see transcript tips for assistance.

Notes

Contact

If you have specific questions about admission to the School of EECS programs, please contact SherryDawn Jackson for electrical engineering at sdj2@psu.edu or Jennifer Houser for computer science and engineering at jjh2@engr.psu.edu.

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

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University Park, PA 16802

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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Department of Electrical Engineering

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