To be eligible for admission consideration, applicants must meet the Graduate School's minimum requirements.

Bachelor's Degree

The Graduate School requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution.

For admission to the UT Computer Science graduate program, a previous CS degree is helpful but not required.

Upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher

A grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a comparable GPA in upper-division work—junior- and senior-level courses—and in any graduate work already completed is required.

Applicants admitted to the UT Computer Science graduate program usually have shown their skills in CS by achieving a better than average GPA in their CS courses.

Official Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL/IELTS)

  •  GRE General Test scores*
    • There is no minimum GRE test score, however applicants admitted to the UT Computer Science graduate program usually have high quantitative GRE scores and a math background that includes study through some discrete math.
  •  TOEFL or IELTS score for international applicants*
    • The minimum scores considered acceptable for admission by the Graduate School are:
      • TOEFL: 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT)
      • IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination

*We cannot waive the GRE requirement for applicants with work experience or advanced degrees. These scores are an important part of our evaluation.

*International applicants who are from a country where English is the only official language are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, applicants are exempt from the requirement if they possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in a country where English is the only official language. The requirement is not waived for applicants who have earned a master’s—but not a bachelor’s—degree from a similar institution.

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