Computer Science

Program Admission


Admissions applications can be found online at: or you can contact the Admissions Office by email at or call 509-372-7250.

Transfer Students

When you transfer into the Computer Science degree program, our goal is to help you reach your goal. In that respect, you will be advised into the next set of classes in your degree program for which you have pre-requisites by your Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Renee Smith. Grades for your transferred classes must meet department policy requirements.


An application to the Graduate School must be submitted, this can be found online at The application to the Graduate School requires:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • One-page statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation (be prepared to enter recommenders name and email address)

In addition, the School of Computer Science requires graduate students submit official GRE scores and TOEFL score (if applicable). The school evaluates applicants for admission to its graduate programs based on college transcripts, GPA, and GRE score.

Students seeking admission to the graduate program in Computer Science whose undergraduate studies were not in Computer Science will be asked to take course work to resolve the undergraduate deficiency. Courses include:

CptS 121, 122, 223, 260, 317, 355, 360, 450, Phil 201, and Math 216.

All or most of these courses should be completed before the student is eligible for admission into the MS Program in Computer Science. In addition, the admissions committee may require students to complete other prerequisite courses to graduate coursework.