Computer Science and Engineering

Graduate Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite Waiver Exams

Starting Spring 2023, the department will no longer offer waiver exams for prerequisites. 

You must take at least one assigned prerequisite course per semester until they are all completed. If you have any questions, please contact

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About Prerequisites

At least one year of formal coursework in computer programming. Formal coursework in data structures, computer organization, and operating systems is also required. The materials covered in these courses should be equal to Wright State University courses. If you are lacking other prerequisite coursework you may be assigned additional prerequisite courses upon admission.

All Programs

The following courses are prerequisites that can be assigned for any of our graduate programs. 

Computer Engineering M.S.

The following course is a prerequisite that can be assigned for the computer engineering degree.


All Programs

  • A One-year sequence in calculus
  • Knowledge of  probability, and statistics
  • Knowledge of linear or matrix algebra
  • Coursework discrete math is preferred

Computer Engineering

  • A One-year sequence in calculus-based physics

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