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These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Online Master of Computer Science and Master of Science in Data Science programs. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, contact your enrollment advisor and schedule a time to talk that’s convenient for you.

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Admission Requirements

What are the admission requirements for the online Master of Computer Science program?
  • 3.0 GPA in bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Experience with a programming language such as Python, Java, C, or C++
  • Undergraduate math coursework including calculus, statistics, or probability
What are the admission requirements for the online Master of Science in Data Science program?
  • 3.0 GPA in bachelor’s of science degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Experience with a programming language such as Python, Java, C, or C++
  • Undergraduate coursework including algorithms, math, and statistics
Is the GRE required?

The GRE is not required for admission, but it is optional to include it in your application to demonstrate program readiness.

Are these programs available in all states?

Students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands may apply to WPI’s Online Master of Computer Science and Master of Science in Data Science programs.

When can I apply?

WPI offers three intakes per year to accommodate our students’ busy schedules: January, May, and August.

How do I start my WPI application?

When you’re ready, visit this page to start your application. You may also schedule an appointment with an enrollment advisor to talk through the application process and any questions you have.