Neumont University’s Acceptance Committee evaluates students’ potential to succeed in the Master of Science in Computer Science program by evaluating academic potential, work experience, and student motivation.
To apply for admittance to Neumont University the prospective student submits the following documents for review by the Acceptance Committee:
- Proof of Bachelors Degree (official transcripts)
- Evidence of academic performance, such as GMAT scores or college transcripts
The Acceptance Committee reviews each application and evaluates the applicant in the following ways:
- Academic potential is determined by looking at college transcripts and/or GMAT scores, if available.
- Work experience is evaluated by looking at the application as well as any letters of recommendation.
- Student motivation can be evaluated by looking at the student questionnaire along with transcripts and any letters of recommendation.
As part of the admissions process prospective MSCS students are interviewed by one or more members of the MSCS faculty.
Neumont University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. An international application for admission is considered complete and ready for review when the documents and records have been received. Documents include a completed application signed, dated, and accompanied by a non-refundable international student application fee of $125. This fee must be drawn from a U.S. bank account, be an international money order, or be paid by credit card.
In order to satisfy the general admissions requirements listed above, foreign educational documents, including proof of high school graduation or its equivalent, must be submitted. Non-English transcripts and documents must be submitted in their original form, accompanied by a certified English translation. If the institution attended was not a U.S. institution, the transcript must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is a member of NACES at the applicant’s own expense.
For a complete list of NACES credential evaluation services visit www.naces.org.
Proven English language proficiency is required if English is not the applicant’s first language. The preferable method of proving English proficiency is official test results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Applicants with TOEFL scores of 550 or above (213+ computer-based score, 79+ internet-based score) are considered for admission. In addition to, or in place of the TOEFL exam, the University, at its discretion, may require students to complete a telephone interview in English.
Official ACT or SAT test results are recommended.
Once these documents are complete, the application is submitted for review. Admitted applicants will then need to provide the following:
- A current official bank statement from the bank (not just a receipt) showing sufficient U.S. dollar funds to cover expenses for an academic year of attendance at Neumont University. Please contact your admissions representative for the current dollar amount.
- F-1 students are required to provide proof of additional funds for each F-2 dependent.
- If the applicant has a sponsor, the sponsor will need to complete the affidavit of support. Scholarship money can be applied toward the certifying amount.
All international students who are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 student visa and who are transferring from another U.S. institution are required to submit a Transfer Eligibility Form prior to the issuing of the new I-20.
All international student scholarships are contingent on meeting I-9 eligibility requirements and lawful F-1 status. Admitted, eligible students are issued an I-20 form from Neumont University.
Graduate Transfer Students
Neumont University may award transfer credit for courses that meet our evaluation criteria from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Courses taken at a foreign institution are accepted for transfer on the basis of the report of a credential evaluation service.
Credit are accepted only for courses in which a grade of ‘C’ or higher was earned. The number of credits awarded for a course will not exceed the number of credits offered for the related Neumont University course.
Students may not transfer more than 10 credits toward their graduate degree.
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) students are expected to have successfully completed the Neumont University BSCS program or an approved equivalent. Additional criteria may apply to certain courses that provide advanced coverage of certain areas. Students who do not meet these criteria are required to complete any prerequisite courses before taking the graduate courses in those areas.
- Design System Architectures
- Employ established and emerging software standards
- Model and develop information systems
- Develop applications with a variety of deployment mechanisms
- Understand software development in the context of business
- Perform an effective review of the literature in a given field
- Write technical papers to a professional standard
To make the program available to the maximum number of students, it is offered on a full-time, half-time, and part-time basis. The program also offers some flexibility (under faculty advisement) in the ratio of Lecture/Lab courses to project work.
Students must complete a minimum of 54 quarter credit hours, with an average cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, in order to be eligible for graduation.
Graduate Program Overview
Graduate Course Descriptions