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Graduate FAQ

How long is the program?

Most graduate programs require a completion of 30 Graduate level credits along with any pre-requisite courses based on students’ academic backgrounds. Completion of the 30 graduate level credits normally takes up to four semesters or two academic years.

Please note that pre-requisite courses will add additional time to your studies. The amount of time will depend on the number of pre-requisite courses you will need to complete.

What is the difference between GSSP and General Admission?

GSSP and General Admission are the two entry points into Queens College. In both, you will be a full-time degree-seeking student taking courses towards your program requirements for a master’s degree.

The difference is with the additional resources available, GSSP students are afforded additional support services to maximize their odds of success. All students will be members of QC’s diverse university and campus community.

Are U.S. citizens or Green Card holders eligible?

No, unfortunately only international applicants are eligible for admission through our program.

When are your programs’ available intakes?

Both graduate programs have two intakes per calendar year: August (Fall) and January (Spring)

Are 3-year undergraduate degrees eligible?

Unfortunately, only 4-year undergraduate degrees are eligible for admission.

Do I need a bachelor’s degree in computing sciences to be eligible for the master’s in the computer science program?

No, the master’s in computing sciences accepts applicants from most academic backgrounds.

Please note that you may be required to complete pre-requisite courses based on the courses taken during your undergraduate studies.

What are pre-requisite courses and how are they determined?

These courses are undergraduate level courses that need to be taken to fill any potential academic gaps in your undergraduate study. Their purpose is to ensure that you have an adequate academic foundation before starting your graduate level course work. Pre-requisites are individually determined by the respective program department you will be joining.

Which programs are STEM designated?

Three of the programs we currently offer are STEM designated:

  • MA in Computer Science
  • Actuarial Studies concentration – MS in Risk Management
  • Finance concentration – MS in Risk Management

How does the application process work?

We take a streamline approach to the graduate assessment process to make it as transparent and pleasant an experience as possible.

Step 1: submitting your application with as many of the aforementioned documents as possible.

Step 2: you will receive an email with your eligibility status and a link to complete the program survey within 2 business days.

Step 3: complete an academic background survey and submit any remaining documentation.

Step 4: you receive your letter of offer.

Step 5: you will need to make your tuition deposit to start the visa application process.

Step 6: make arrangements for your arrival on campus.

A member of our team will be able to assist you through every step of the process.

How much is the program?

Tuition is approximately $12,825/year. Price may vary depending on the number of pre-requisite courses you will be required to complete. View a complete fee estimate.

Is there an application deadline?

Yes, there are application and document submission deadlines. Learn more about these, along with other important dates.








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