- MS, PhD in Computer Science (Note: PhD applications are only accepted for Fall admission)
- MS, PhD in Computer Engineering
- Fall-January 15th for aid, April 1st for all others
- Spring-November 1st for everyone
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field *
- 2.75/4.0 required
- 3.5/4.0 major GPA preferred
- Minimum Test Requirements
- GRE General Test
- The GRE General Test is required for all applicants to our graduate programs. This requirement is waived for Lehigh students with a 3.0 or better GPA and a major in Computer Science (B.A. or B.S.), Computer Science and Business, or Computer Engineering.
- New Format-75%
- Old Format-1200 combined Q&V, 3.5/6.0 AW
- GRE codes (Computer Science 0402, Computer Eng.1201)
- TOEFL or IELTS (International Students only)
- GRE General Test
|TOEFL||Composit Total Score: 79||IELTS||Overall Minimum Band Score: 6.5|
The department offers three types of financial aid: research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.
All generally include a monthly stipend and tuition. Up to 20 hrs. per week of work assignments are associated with TA and RA positions. Fellowships require no service. Ph.D. applicants are given priority. Financial aid is merit-based, not need-based.
Submitting an Application
Applications are available via the following link: Online Application
CSE Graduate Coordinator
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Applications require the following materials:
- Application Fee: US $75 which cannot be waived for any reason.
- Data Sheet: asks for personal data, proposed program info., test data, educational background, and work experience.
- Transcripts: Must be uploaded to application. If admitted, official transcripts are required and must be received in sealed envelopes.
- Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation are required. If you are currently or were recently in school, letters from academic advisors and other professors are preferred. If you are currently in industry, letters from employers are acceptable. All letters should be submitted through the online application process.
- Test scores: official GRE or TOEFL test scores sent from ETS to Lehigh or offical IELTS send from a testing center to Lehigh . Scores must be current and valid. TOEFL and IELTS scores expire after 2 years and expired scores WILL NOT be accepted. GRE test scores expire after 5 years.
- Essay/Statement of Purpose: a brief statement of career and research objectives. Essays should articulate clearly your experience and goals. Half a page to two pages is sufficient.
- Supplemental Information: applicants should also include a resume or CV, current research or creative work, list of published works, and extracurricular activities.
Incomplete or late applications will not be processed or reviewed. This includes applications without the $75 application fee which CANNOT be waived for any reason. All communication will be done via e-mail, so please provide a current e-mail address. Decisions for Fall semester will be announced starting in April. Decisions for the Spring semester will be announced mid-November.
Offers of admission may be deferred for up to one full academic year.
Tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year are $1420/credit. All full-time students and International students required to take 9 credits each semester to maintain full-time status. International students who are admitted without financial aid will be required to submit an affidavit of support in the amount of roughly $30,000 which includes tuition, living expenses, insurance, and other fees for one year before any visa documents will be issued.
* Note that all applications for admission into our graduate programs are reviewed by a Graduate Admissions Committee and must meet the criteria indicated on this webpage. This includes applications from students who are accepted into other, unrelated graduate programs at Lehigh. Please do not apply to another, unrelated graduate program with the hope that you may be able to "transfer" into CSE -- it is necessary to go through the standard admission process and meet the criteria listed on this webpage.