Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in computer science, the student must have a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Prospective graduate students are not required to have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, but they must make up the background needed for graduate study before applying for admission. The Grad Prep program described at https://www.pdx.edu/computer-science/grad-prep may be helpful in developing knowledge of the core curriculum of an undergraduate computer science degree.

An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 in upper-division is required. Note that the department has waived its requirement for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) through fall 2023. Applicants must submit two references, transcripts, and a statement of purpose to the department.

Normally, an applicant to the Ph.D. program will have an M.S. in computer science. Students may apply to the M.S. program and later apply to the Ph.D. program. Students with a bachelor’s degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program.