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Deadlines and How to Apply

Deadlines for CSE Graduate Programs

International Students

Fall Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by December 15 for the following fall semester.

Spring Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by August 31 for the following spring semester.

**To prospective graduate students from Puerto Rico and others from Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria:  The College of Engineering recognizes that it may be difficult for students to submit 2018 applications to Penn State Engineering graduate programs by the deadline.   If you are unable to submit your graduate application on time, and if you believe it will be impossible to complete all aspects of the application (e.g. GREs or letters of reference), please contact the program staff member at Jen Houser (jjh2@psu.edu) for assistance.

Domestic Students

Fall Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by December 15 for the following fall semester.

Spring Admissions: The application and all supporting documents must be received by August 31 for the following spring semester.

One-Year Master’s of Engineering Degree Program

The deadline for the one-year CSE Master of Engineering program is March 1.

Graduate School Online Application

The Graduate School online application requires the following to be uploaded:

  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: Submit scores to “Penn State University” using institution code 2660. These scores must be reported through ETS. Penn State does not accept copies.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores: International applicants must take and submit official scores for either the TOEFL or the IELTS with a minimum score of 80 and 19 or more on the speaking section. Submit TOEFL scores to “Penn State University” using institution code 2660. These scores must be reported through ETS. Penn State does not accept copies

Submit official IELTS scores by requesting the testing agency to send a hard copy directly to:

The Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Enrollment Services
114 Kern Building
University Park, PA 16802

Order test scores early; they may take up to one month to arrive.

Notes

Contact

If you have specific questions about admission to the School of EECS programs, please contact SherryDawn Jackson for electrical engineering at sdj2@psu.edu or Jennifer Houser for computer science and engineering at jjh2@engr.psu.edu.

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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