The application deadline for study starting in Fall 2013 is January 15, 2013.
The Networked Systems Program grants a M.S. in Networked Systems and a Ph.D. in Networked Systems. Applicants must apply directly to the Networked Systems Program.
As an alternative to the Networked Systems M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, applicants can apply directly to either the CS or EECS departments. In the CS department, graduate students can earn a M.S. and/or Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science with a Concentration in Computer Science . In the EECS department, graduate students can earn a M.S. and/or Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering with either a Concentration in Computers Networks & Distributed Systems (CNDC) or a Concentration in Electrical Engineering (EE). Please see the Networked Systems Overview webpage for more details.
Applicants to the Networked Systems Program are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Those who have Bachelor’s degrees in another field may be required to take supplementary coursework to demonstrate sufficient background in the field. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their prior academic record and their potential for creative research and teaching, as demonstrated in submitted application materials. These materials include university transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE test scores, and Statement of Purpose.
Instructions for applying to the Networked Systems Program:
(1) Go to the UCI Graduate Division webpage and follow the instructions under "Create Applicant Profile".
(2) On the online application, under "Personal Information", make sure to enter your correct email address. This will be our primary method of contacting you with additional information during the review process.
(3) Under "Degree Program" and "School/Department", select "School of Information and Computer Science". (The Networked Systems Program is an interdisciplanary program, but the online application requires that you first select ICS.) If you will have a M.S. degree before entering the Program, and wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Networked Systems, then under "Major/Degree" select "Networked Systems Ph.D.". If you will not have a M.S. degree before entering the Program, and wish to pursue both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Networked Systems, then under "Major/Degree" select "Networked Systems Ph.D.". If you will not have a M.S. degree before entering the Program, and wish to pursue only a M.S. in Networked Systems, then under "Major/Degree" select "Networked Systems M.S.".
(4) Under "Year and Quarter", select Fall 2013. This is the only quarter for which we are currently accepting applications.
(5) Under "Specific Area of Interest", please give us a few keywords describing what area within Networked Systems you are most interested in.
(6) Complete the online application and pay the application fee. The Networked Systems Program will not receive your application until this step is completed.
(7) Ask ETS to send your GRE scores to UCI. Foreign students must also ask ETS to send TOEFL scores. In addition, foreign students who wish to quality for Teaching Assistantships should take the TSE and ask ETS to send those scores. (Use Institution Code R4859 and Department Code 1201 for the GRE, and Institution Code 4859 and Department Code 66 for the TOEFL and TSE.) Mail copies of your GRE, TOEFL, and TSE scores, your official transcripts, and your Statement of Purpose to:
University of California, Irvine
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
2201 Engineering Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-2625
(The Networked Systems Program is an interdisciplanary program, but you must send these paper materials to EECS.) Make sure that at least 3 letters of recommendation are sent to the same address or submitted online.
(8) After step 6 is complete, we will email you a login and password for our online graduate admissions system. This graduate admissions system will be used to request additional information from you, to let you know which documents in step 7 we have received, and to provide you with our admission decision. The graduate admissions system is run by the School of Engineering, and the login and password will come from them. It typically takes several weeks after your supplementary documents are received before they have been entered into the system.