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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department of Computer Science

Worcester, MA

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Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Computer Science is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
(Advanced Certificate) Computer science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer science
(Graduate Certificate) Computer science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

606
Applied
168
Accepted
49
Enrolled
28%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

139
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.44%
Black or African American 1.44%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.44%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 7
Male (31)
Female (8)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Craig Wills
Department Head
Email: cew@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5357
Fax: 508-831-5776

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