CSE Graduate Admissions
If you are interested in applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, please traverse the various links below for relevant information.
We devote considerable effort to keeping our web pages on graduate admissions up to date in the hope that 1) they will provide you all the information you need and 2) decrease for us the one-on-one email deluge that we have experienced in the past with graduate admissions inquiries. We simply don't have the resources to answer in a prompt and thorough manner these individual emails, typically containing questions that are addressed in the links below.
If, after having read all the information, you still have questions about our graduate admissions procedures or policy, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries about Admission
- CSE Graduate Admission Policies
- Autumn semester is our primary semester for graduate
admissions; international applicants will be considered only
for Autumn admission. In addition to a strong computer science background,
a student will be considered for admission with:
- GPA minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- TOEFL (when required) minimum 550
- GRE Quantitative minimum 750 (159 new), Analytical minimum 3 (new format)
- GRE CS subject test is strongly recommended for those whose undergraduate degree is not in computer science
- For admission in all other terms, only domestic applicants will
be considered. More stringent objective criteria are in force:
- GPA minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- GRE Quantitative minimum 780 (163 new), Analytical minimum 4 (new format)
- A student wishing to transfer from another graduate program at OSU must complete the Application to Transfer form on the OSU Graduate School's website. A transfer student from another OSU department must meet all other requirements, be a graduate student at OSU for a minimum of one year, provide a letter of reference from their current advisor and a letter of recommendation from a CSE faculty member with whom they are doing research.
- Autumn semester is our primary semester for graduate admissions; international applicants will be considered only for Autumn admission. In addition to a strong computer science background, a student will be considered for admission with:
- OSU Graduate Admission Policies
- OSU provides information for graduate admissions for U.S. citizens or immigrants, and for international graduates. All OSU policies and procedures for graduate admission are described and online application is supported.
Inquiries about Application Status
Inquiries about your application status with the OSU admissions office can be made online.
Applicants are required to apply via the online application form at http://www.gradapply.osu.edu.Applicants must submit online the following materials (http://www.gradapply.osu.edu) (No application is processed unless it is complete with the following materials online):
- Three recommendation letters must be submitted by the recommenders online.
- one official transcript or record of marks for each college
- or university-level school attended (a scanned OFFICIAL copy should be submitted
online, original will be required later for actually attending the
program which may be submitted to the address listed below.)
- a statement of purpose
- a curriculum vitae or resume no longer than two pages.
- GRE and TOEFL scores (official scores should be sent to the Graduate Admission Office directly by ETS: OSU code is 1592)
- Please note that we do not post transcripts or test scores (GRE & TOEFL)
Hard copy of the official transcripts (scanned copy online as stated above) should be sent directly to the Graduate
- one official transcript or record of marks for each college- or university-level school attended
Ohio State University
PO Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218
- Any inquiries can be sent to:
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Ohio State University
2015 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
- To be considered for a Fellowship, the deadline for international applicants is November 30 and for domestic applicants is January 7.
- To be considered for a Teaching Associateship or Research Associateship, the deadline for both international and domestic applicants is January 15.
- To be considered for admission only for Autumn semester, with no financial support, the deadline for ALL applicants is January 31.
- To be considered for admission only for any other semester, with no financial support, the deadline for domestic applicants is three months prior to the start of the intended admission semester.
Financial aid is available to students in the form of Teaching and Research Assistantships and Fellowships. These provide tuition, fees, and a stipend. We also have special Fellowships for students from underrepresented groups.
To help promote diversity among computing graduate students and professionals, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will provide a graduate fellowship (tuition and fees, plus a monthly stipend) to start in Autumn 2006. The fellowship will support a new graduate student for a maximum of three years. During the period of support, the student will be encouraged to seek other types of funding, such as a GRA position or other fellowship, as appropriate. Should such support be obtained, CSE will make up the difference between that support and what other supported CSE graduate students of the same rank receive. During periods in which other support is not forthcoming, CSE will pay the entire support amount. This fellowship is limited to graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups, such as African, Native, or Hispanic- American. The graduate admissions committee will work with the departmental diversity coordinator to identify potential candidates and make the award.