Graduate Admissions

Admission Information for the CIS Graduate Programs

Admission Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: December 15th*
Spring Semester: August 1st*

*Please note these are dates are official deadlines that guarantee an application will be processed in a timely manner.  We are also processing applications received after the deadline on a rolling basis.  Feel free to contact us if you are unsure about the timing.

Questions and assistance with admissions requirements or the application should be directed to CISAdmit@temple.edu

Application Requirements:
  1. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system.
  2. The GRE examination is required.  The typical applicant to the CIS Graduate Program has a score 156 and above, which is equivalent to the 64th, and above, percentile on the Quantitative section of the GRE exam.  The minimum total score required on the new GRE is 300.
  3. For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic Exam is required.  The minimum TOEFL/IELTS standard as set by the Graduate School of 79 for the TOEFL and 6.5 for the IELTS is strictly enforced in the admissions process.  International applicants that have either completed an undergraduate or graduate program in the United States or that has obtained a degree from an institution where the instruction was conducted in English will be applicable for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver once all transcripts have been received, reviewed and approved by the Graduate School. 
  4. Pre-Requisites should be met for each degree program:
Ready to Apply?

Review the Application Checklist and begin your application today!


Temple University and the Computer and Information Science program is a community that thrives on diversity, opportunity and academic excellence.  Whether you are pursuing a graduate degree in CIS through continuing studies or because you seek a new path, we invite you to explore and learn more about our programs and Life at Temple University and apply for admission.