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Admissions

The Graduate School of Technology welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. International candidates who hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree are also encouraged to apply.

*Admissions deadlines: we offer rolling admissions for both the fall and spring semesters. Applications submitted before the main deadline dates are guaranteed consideration. Late applications will be considered through the “extended to” dates if openings remain in the requested program. International students may consult with us regarding visa wait times in their country.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited academic institution; a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Graphic Design or Digital Media is recommended, but not required.
  2. A minimum undergraduate and/or graduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency requirement, if applicable.*
  4. For the MA program in Web and Multimedia Design program: a portfolio is not required. If you have a portfolio of relevant print and/or electronic design work, please submit it.
  5. An essay describing personal goals and objectives in applying to the desired program.
  6. Provide two letters of recommendations. Each letter can be from either a work supervisor or an academic instructor.
  7. If possible, attach a current resume.

*Applicants whose native language is not English or who did not attend secondary school or college in an English-speaking country must show proficiency in the English language. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. On the TOEFL examination, achieving a minimum score of either:
    1. 550 (paper-based) or
    2. 213 (computer-based) or
    3. 78 (Internet-based)
  2. On the IELTS-Academic examination, achieving a minimum Band score of 6.
  3. On the PTE Academic examination, achieving a minimum score of 58.

Admission Process

Applicants should visit apply.touro.edu, create an account, and follow the directions for completing our online application. The Touro Office of Graduate Admissions processes applications to all Master’s degree programs, and collects the necessary information and documents from each applicant. Admissions officers then partner with GST admissions advisors, who provide initial advisement, on an individual basis, about the academic programs offered by the Graduate School of Technology.

For those applicants to the MSIS program who did not major in Computer Science or Information Systems, a minimum of 9 semester hours of computer science courses is also necessary for admission. However, if the applicant has not taken computer science courses, the program offers up to three preparatory courses that must be completed with a grade of at least a B or better before the candidate can begin taking computer science or information system courses in the program (see program/concentrations for details).

For those applicants to the Web and Multimedia Design Program, who did not major in design, 9 semester hours of design courses are necessary for admission. However, if the applicant has not taken design courses, the program offers up to three preparatory courses that must be completed with a grade of at least a B or better before the candidate can begin taking technical design courses in the program (see WMM program for details).

All documents should be sent directly to:

GST Office of Admissions
Touro College
320 West 31st Street
Room 224
New York, NY 10001 USA

Or email the documents to:


The admissions office for the Graduate School of Technology is open from Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm unless otherwise posted. Please email or call your program director in advance to confirm availability for in-person appointments.