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MS in Computer Science: Admission Requirements

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Degree Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. If your bachelor’s degree is not computer science related, you may be required to complete a short course on data structures essentials.
Minimum GPAThe minimum GPA is 2.75. If your GPA is below 2.75 and you have adequate professional experience, a holistic evaluation will be conducted by a committee for a final decision.
TranscriptsOfficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts
Official GMAT/GRE ScoreNot required
Additional Requirements
  • CV or resume
  • Personal statement

Data Structure Essentials Bootcamp Entry Option

Students who don’t meet the basic admission requirements may gain entry to the program through a free Data Structures Essentials Bootcamp. Learners complete the bootcamp equipped with the coding skills necessary to help better understand and tackle assignments in the master’s program.

The bootcamp takes 2–4 weeks to complete and can be taken at your own pace at any time following conditional acceptance to the program from the university. The course content consists of required reading from Zybooks and relevant practice activities. A final assessment is required with a pass mark of 8/10 to progress into the master’s program.

Who is the bootcamp for?

The bootcamp is a foundational course that is highly recommended for students who want to break into the CS field but are currently lacking the coding skills required to tackle coursework in the master’s program.

To learn more about the Data Structure Essentials Bootcamp and how to get started, contact an enrollment counselor at +1 646 989 1609 or admissions@online.lau.edu.lb.

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English Language Proficiency

Students must also meet the following requirements if English is not their first language:

English Language ProficiencyGraduates from universities where the language of instruction is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by taking one of the below:
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL (IBT): 80
  • Duolingo English Test: 105

Graduates from universities where the language of instruction is English are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency. However, an interview may be required.

Transfer Credits

You may be able to transfer up to six graduate credits from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing to Lebanese American University.

For more information, contact us.

When to Apply

Apply now, call +1 646 989 1609 or email admissions@online.lau.edu.lb to get started. We offer five program intakes per year and applications are due two weeks before each start date.

Once you’ve submitted your completed application, you will receive a decision in about one week.