Admission Criteria

The admissions process selects highly qualified applicants into the CoT’s Ph.D. program by considering each of the following criteria in judging the overall strength of the applicant. Typically, no criterion is used as a sole determinant for admission.

  • For students holding a qualified M.S. degree, a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better and an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better (or equivalent class rank) from accredited institutions and in programs with specific relevance to technology will be required for unconditional admission. For students entering from a qualified bachelor’s degree, an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better (or equivalent class rank) from accredited institutions and in programs with specific relevance to technology will be required for unconditional admission.
  • A four-year undergraduate degree or an undergraduate degree that conforms to the Bologna Accords.
  • GRE or GMAT scores at or above the 50th percentile (for each subscale) are required for unconditional admission for applicants holding a qualified M.S. degree. For direct admission from a B.S. degree, GRE or GMAT scores at or above the 60th percentile (for each subscale) are required for unconditional admission for applicants. Note, pursuant to ETS’ recommended practice, the program does not require a specific minimum score.
  • For direct admission from a B.S. degree, applicants should show substantial evidence of undergraduate research experience.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience is preferred as is breadth in educational experience.
  • Review and recommendation for acceptance by the relevant department’s graduate faculty at least one of which is willing to serve as major professor.
  • A statement of purpose judged to be a good fit for the college’s Ph.D. program mission.
  • A positive admission interview report evidencing oral English proficiency
  • Personal and professional characteristics commensurate with success in the profession
  • International applicants whose first language is not English and who have not graduated from a University or College using English as the primary language of instruction, must present a TOEFL according to the requirements of the university.
  • Demonstration of a high level of competence in written communication as evidenced by a writing sample.