We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester and will begin making decisions after the deadline of March 1st. Please review the information below carefully.
Submitting your application online
The online procedure is user-friendly; however, if you have any questions regarding the application process, please view the Application Resource Center's frequently-asked questions.
Note: You must arrange with the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to electronically submit GRE and TOEFL scores (if necessary) to our Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). Our institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 2596. You do not need to use a special department code for the GRE. The GMAT and LSAT will not be accepted as a substitute for the GRE. The IELTS will not be accepted as a substitute for the TOEFL.
If you are required to take the TOEFL, this examination requires you to list a department code that is most appropriate for your field of study or you can simply use code 99. However, do not use code 00 and do not leave this field blank. We will not receive your test scores if you report it this way.
To expedite the processing of your application, you may include the unofficial copies of your results on these tests. However, we must receive the official scores from ETS before the admissions deadline.
Applicants should note the following:
- Students with a BA/BS degree may apply directly to the PhD program.
- There is no NYU or departmental based financial support for master's students.
- GRE scores are required for all but non-degree applications.
GSAS admissions deadlines
The admissions evaluation process
All regulations governing admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Science must be met by all those seeking admission to graduate study in computer science. In particular, students must have an accredited baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
The following items are required:
- A completed application, including a Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE scores for all programs (GMAT or LSAT will not be accepted)
- TOEFL scores for any student whose native language or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English (IELTS will not be accepted)
- A resume or CV of your work experience
Successful applicants to the MS program in Computer Science will generally have the following minimum qualifications:
- Strong GRE Quantitative and Analytical scores. (Typical acceptable scores are near 160 for the quantitative section or 4.0 or better on the new Analytical Writing section.)
- Positive, specific recommendations.
- Strong grades in relevant courses.