Admission Requirements

Anyone with a baccalaureate from an accredited school can apply for admission to the Information Quality Track of the Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) PhD Program. Candidates who have a background in computer programming, database concepts, and applied statistics, or who have professional experience in an information quality role will be the most prepared to enter and successfully complete the program.

Requirements for Regular Admission

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate credit hours
  • Minimum GRE quantitative score of 144, minimum GRE verbal score of 142, and minimum combined score of 301.
  • Minimum GRE analytical writing score of 3.5
  • International students must also submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer-based), 79 (Internet-based)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Written statement from the applicant regarding the reasons why he or she should be considered for the program
  • Resume detailing any professional work experience, published papers, or presentations

Conditional Admission

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree who fail to meet one or more of the other requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission with the provision that they fulfill all of the admission requirements in the time period set by the Computer and Information Sciences Steering Committee.