PrerequisitesMaster's Program: Applicants should have a bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field. We accept students from other backgrounds (especially linguistics), who have some combination of the following courses (undergraduate or graduate level):
- Computer science (programming, data structures: typically the 1st and 2nd year CS major undergraduate courses)
- Math (calculus, discrete math, linear algebra)
- Probability and statistics
Full-time Master's Program: Full-time master's students are primarily admitted for the Fall term. Early admission decisions will be made at the end of December, January, and February on completed applications.
We have structured our program with the assumption that students start in the Fall, both in terms of sequencing the courses, and so that students have a full academic year of classes before the summer term, to better prepare them for a paid internship. Under special circumstances, students can be admitted for the Winter or Spring term.
Part-time Master's Program: Part-time masters students can start in any term but must apply at least 3 months before the term they want to start.
Ph.D. Program: Our PhD program is small and competitive; we only
admit 2-3 students per year. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review
each faculty member's research interests and past publications to see if our
program best matches your goals. Prospective applicants should then directly
contact one or at most two of the professors to explain how their interests
overlap. If the faculty member supports your application and there is availability
in the program, the faculty member would then encourage you to apply and
advocate to the admissions committee for your acceptance.
Students can take classes without being admitted to the program. After students have taken 4 courses and received at least a B in each of them, they may apply for advanced placement. In this option students do not need the GRE and only need two letters of recommendation. These letters may be from the professors from which they have taken the 4 courses.
For further information on admissions
Please visit the website of the OHSU Graduate Studies Admissions Office.