A student who holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university may be considered for admission to the program. This program is designed for students with the foundation provided by the baccalaureate degree in computer science. However, students with degrees in other disciplines may be admitted. Students whose academic training is considered inadequate in certain areas will be required to complete additional undergraduate and/or graduate foundation/prerequisite courses as determined by the department.

Please see the following resource for more information in regards to these foundation courses:

Non-Computer Science Degree Applicants 

Application Procedures:

To be accepted into the master’s degree program in Computer Science (any concentration), a student must complete all of the following:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official transcript is required from each previously attended college. An application and non-refundable application fee of $35 for domestic, $40 international, should also be submitted to the Graduate School.
  2. Students with a previous degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited U.S. University may be granted admission to UTC’s Graduate School and the M.S. Computer Science Program based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 scale), or a GPA of 3.0 in the senior year. International students, and domestic students without a previous degree in the computing discipline, will be admitted based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 (based on a 4.0 scale), or a GPA of 3.2 in the senior year.
  3. International students whose first language is not English must have an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 220 or above on the computer-based test, or a score of 83 or above on the Internet-based test, or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above.

International Students:

Prospective international students should refer to the following guide on the International Students website:

International Student Application Guide


WARNING: Misrepresentation of academic credentials constitutes a Class A misdemeanor, under Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-7-133.


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