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MS in Data Science

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MS in Data Science program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Students may enter the Data Science master's program from any background. Some come from engineering and computing. Others come from specific domain backgrounds like biology, healthcare, behavioral sciences, or business. Admitted students may need to take up to six credits of bridge course work to prepare for the program, depending on their background.

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) in science or engineering or its equivalent. Those with work experience in a technology environment, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program will also be considered. Applicants should demonstrate aptitude in the following, or begin their studies by registering for one or more of these bridge courses as judged suitable by the program directors:

  • Electric circuits
  • Electronic circuits and devices

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in the Management of Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS in Management of Technology must hold a degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) in science or engineering, or its equivalent in the general area of technology and engineering. Those with extensive work experience in a technology environment, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program, will also be considered. Prerequisite coursework or demonstrated aptitude in the following subjects is required:

  • Introductory probability and statistics
  • Computer programming that uses a high-level language and includes applications
  • Financial accounting

Applicants who had no courses in these areas and who are unable to demonstrate aptitude in these subjects must augment their studies by taking these courses at the undergraduate level, as soon as possible.

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS in Mechanical Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) in science or engineering, or its equivalent, in the general area of mechanical engineering. Those with work experience in a technology environment, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program will also be considered. Applicants should demonstrate aptitude in the following subject matters, or begin their studies by registering for one or more bridge courses judged suitable by the program director.

  • Engineering Design
  • Materials and Thermodynamics

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in Software Engineering

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS in Software Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and demonstrate adequate experience as a professional software developer or programmer, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in an area other than software engineering, computer science, or the equivalent, may need to take bridge courses to develop the required background for the program.

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $65 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

MS in Cybersecurity

Admission Requirements

The MS in Cybersecurity program is designed for students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). A quality point average of 3.0 or better is preferred.

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission form (Apply Now).
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee made payable to Fairfield University (paid by credit card if applying online).
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement. Students should describe why they want to undertake graduate studies in the program for which they are applying.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be from a current supervisor or professor.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, or 79-80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Fax: (203) 254-4073
gradadmis@fairfield.edu

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