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Admission Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a physical science, engineering, mathematics or computer science (or related disciplines) and an average GPA of 3.0 in relevant undergraduate physical science courses. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The ways in which proficiency can be demonstrated are outlined in Memo 8: Graduate School English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit a resume, a statement of purpose outlining personal goals motivating pursuit of the Professional MS degree (The statement of purpose is used only for advising and guidance and is not intended as a writing test) and transcripts from prior schools. GRE scores are not required (or considered).

Application Instructions

Materials are submitted electronically through the Graduate School's website at https://www.grad.washington.edu/applForAdmiss/.

For further information, see grad.uw.edu/admissions/understanding-the-application-process/.

Student Status Options

A Matriculated Student has received admission to the graduate program and is earning credits toward a master's degree. Matriculated students are required to maintain continuous enrollment (or be officially on-leave) during the academic year (Au, W, Sp) to maintain student status. Failure to enroll during the academic year without applying for on-leave status will require re-application. However, to avoid this, students can request on-leave status any quarter, by submitting an online form.

Applicants who are not pursuing a degree may take individual courses as a Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) Student (SEE: grad.uw.edu/admissions/understanding-the-application-process/graduate-non-matriculated-students/). In many cases applicants whose undergraduate preparation does not appear to meet our admission criteria may be advised to try taking the core courses as a GNM. If their grades are adequate, they may be admitted later and transfer up to 12 GNM credits into their MS program.

GNM applicants follow the same application procedures as other applicants and apply online to the Graduate School. GNM applicants should contact emsp@uw.edu for further information.

GNM students register for classes through UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) and are not required to maintain continuous registration, but lose their GNM status after an absence of four consecutive quarters. GNM students can establish a UW NetID and a UW email account, and have access to the UW Libraries.

Application Deadlines


​EVMS (Matriculated) ​GNM
​Autumn ​September 1 ​September 15
​Winter ​November 1 ​December 1
​Spring ​February 1 ​March 1
​Summer ​May 15 ​May 15
 

Admissions Contact Info

For general information about the program and its requirements, admission applications, and administrative issues:
Catherine Provost, Graduate Student Advisor
(206) 543-2488 or emsp@u.washington.edu

For academic issues, or questions on course offerings, prerequisites and qualifications:
Professor Jeffrey Wilkes, Faculty Program Coordinator
206-543-4232 or emsp@u.washington.edu