Instructions to candidates

Please read carefully all instructions to ensure that you have met all of the requirements before submitting your application.

Resume Sample Content

  • Outline your education
  • Research Experience – Journals and Papers Publications
  • Industry Work Experience – Full or Part Time, Internship
  • Scholarships Awarded, Prizes and Honors Received
  • Technical or Internationally Acclaimed Society Memberships
  • Extracurricular Activities. Click here for sample resume

Statement of Purpose (SOP) Format

  • A one or two-page essay
  • Describes your primary interest of study
  • Describe your experiences to date related to the area of study
  • Outline your objectives in pursuing the degree
  • Share relevant education, research, commercial, government, or teaching experience
  • Include your name and application number on the essay
  • Format to prepare SOP - Click Here for guidelines on preparing your SOP

Professional Experience Format

  • Submit a 1-2 page professional experience summary
  • Describe your experience with particular phases of software development activity
  • Describe the industrial experience that has prepared you for graduate-level academic work

Letters of Recommendation Format

  • Submit three letters of recommendation (at least one academic and two from industry)
  • Recommenders should know you relatively well and be able to evaluate the quality of your academic and professional abilities
  • The admissions committee wants to know about your ability to do independent research.  Professors who interacted with you extensively in smaller classes are a good choice
  • Employers are often appropriate, but letters that are simply character references will not provide good support for your application
  • All recommendations MUST be submitted electronically. Recommenders will be notified once you complete the recommendation section and check the email request box
  • Inform your recommenders that they will receive an email which will include the URL, user ID and password to access the recommendation form and that letters must be submitted in PDF, MS Word, or Text format
  • If the recommendation is not submitted promptly, it is important that you follow up with your recommender to encourage his or her submission
  • Once a recommendation has been submitted, the recommender will not be able to access the URL again
  • It is your responsibility to make certain that the recommendations have been submitted within the given deadline