Can i do ms computer science with GMAT?

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Priya Singhania

Priya Singhania

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GRE scores are required for admission into courses such as computer science, economics, literature, etc. As the GRE is the test required for admission into most graduate colleges, the master's in computer science also requires a GRE rather than GMAT. GMAT is a test specifically designed for admission into business schools; hence, it is not applicable to admissions into computer science.

While some colleges and Universities accept GRE for MBA programs, most of them require GMAT scores. The GRE, along with transcripts, GPA, recommendation letters, etc., are required by various universities and colleges to enrol applicants in the computer science program.

However, there are few online Master in computer science programs offered by these universities online which do not require GRE/ GMAT scores. But To apply for the master of computer science program, students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university, two letters of recommendation, transcripts from all institutions, and TOEFL scores (for international applicants). GRE/GMAT scores are optional and can be considered for better performance and higher chances of admission.

Here is the list of the following universities offering Master in computer science programs:

  1. Arizona State University
  2. The University of Illinois
  3. Colorado State University
  4. Johns Hopkins University
  5. Rice University
  6. The University of Pennsylvania
  7. Southern New Hampshire University
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota (UM)

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Neema Nigam

Neema Nigam

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Using a GMAT score to apply for a Master's in Computer Science (MS CS) is becoming more accepted as universities recognize the value of diverse academic assessments. Traditionally, the GRE is preferred for MS CS applications, but schools like the University of Pennsylvania are now accepting GMAT scores for programs that blend technical and managerial skills.

Key Points:

Check Eligibility: Not all MS CS programs accept the GMAT. Verify the admission criteria of the programs you are interested in.
Focus on Interdisciplinary Programs: These programs often value the comprehensive skill set evaluated by the GMAT, especially in leadership and innovation.
Advice:
Research programs that match your career goals, particularly those that integrate technology and business. Highlight your relevant experiences and skills in your application to show how you can excel in such an interdisciplinary environment.


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Anubhooti Dubey

Anubhooti Dubey

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Yes, you can apply for an MS in Computer Science with GMAT scores, though typically, this test is more aligned with business-related programs. The GMAT is accepted by some graduate programs in computer science, particularly those housed within business schools or those that blend technical and managerial curricula. 

To proceed, you'll need to research individual programs since admission criteria can vary widely. For example, programs emphasizing management within technical fields may prefer or accept the GMAT as a demonstration of your quantitative and analytical skills. On the other hand, more traditional and theoretical computer science programs might insist on the GRE, particularly for its quantitative reasoning section. 

For your application, make sure to showcase any technical skills and coursework in your background, as these elements will be crucial for programs that might initially hesitate due to the GMAT’s business slant. Also, preparing a strong statement of purpose that aligns your GMAT skills with the program's objectives can be particularly persuasive. 

Ultimately, contacting the admissions departments directly for guidance on your specific situation is advisable. They can provide the most accurate information on test score acceptance and any additional requirements you might need to meet. 

 

 


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