Admission

Admission to graduate study in the IMSE degree program is granted by the NCSU Graduate School, upon the recommendation of the IMSE Institute. You must apply online, using the Graduate School website.The URL address for the Online Application is: http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/grad/applygrad.htm. You must adhere to the application submission dates established by the Graduate School.

Specific IMSEI Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
  • Undergraduate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, preferably in engineering or computer science, and with satisfactory recommendations
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores for students whose native language is other than English, minimum 80 with a minimum of 18 in each subgroup.
  • Knowledge of computer programming
  • Adequate knowledge of Calculus

All applicants are required to submit GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. GRE scores are taken into consideration in assessing admission into the IMSE program. They also play a very important role in forming the basis for making recommendations for the Dean’s Fellowship that supplements an internship or a research assistantship.

Students whose native language is other than English, regardless of citizenship, must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores as evidence of ability to use English at a level of competence adequate for graduate work.

Provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of at least 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT). Minimum test scores for each section:

Listening
18 points
Reading
18 points
Writing
18 points
18 points – for admission to graduate School
Speaking
23 points – for TA appointment where TA has direct verbal interactions with students
26 points = for TA appointment where TA presents lectures in the class or laboratory

Provide International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores with an overall band score of at least 6.5. Minimum test scores for each section are listed below:

Listening
6.5
Reading
6.5
Writing
6.5
Speaking
6.5 – for admission to the Graduate School
7.0 – for TA appointment

TOEFL or IELTS test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term.