Master's Degree

How to Apply to Luddy's Master's Program

Applications are accepted for the spring and fall.


  • All programs require a bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional for master's applicants.

  • Calculus and linear algebra (resources)
  • Programming

  • Strong background in computing, information technology, or biology.

  • Courses in
    • Calculus
    • Linear algebra
    • Statistics or probability theory
    • Programming
    • Data structures
    • Discrete structures or discrete mathematics

  • Strong background in one or more of the following:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
    • Health information management
    • Mathematics
    • Nursing
    • Physics
    • Statistics
  • Successful coursework (or equivalent) in:
    • Computer programming (e.g., C, C++, Java, Javascript, or Python)
    • Databases
    • Medical terminology
    • Human anatomy and physiology

Successful applicants should have knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:


Proficiency in:

  • One or more programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Java, Javascript, or Python)
  • Programming methodologies, such as system design and architectures or problem and algorithm analysis
  • Other computing knowledge, such as artificial intelligence and database administration


Proficiency with:

  • Principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media
  • Knowledge and application of 3D animation or modeling tools
  • Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
  • Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
  • Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
  • Design principles, typography, and color theory
  • Application of digital authoring tools for Web or interface design

Social Sciences

Coursework in:

  • Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
  • Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
  • Cross-cultural psychology and communication, information management, or information and library science
  • Business, product strategy, management, marketing, and related areas

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.2 in the latest graduate degree or representative graduate hours.
  • GRE scores are required for applicants not meeting minimum GPA requirements.

Application Deadlines


  • January 15 (Early action)
  • March 1 (International)
  • May 1 (Domestic)
  • June 1 (MLIS students)


  • August 15 (International)
  • October 1 (Domestic)
  • November 15 (MLIS students)


  • March 1 (MLIS students only)