Apply for the Master's in ICT


Prospective ICT graduate students should apply through the UK Graduate School's online application portal.

Deadlines: November 15 (Spring) and July 1 (Fall) for domestic students.

The ICT master's program does not have summer admission.

Applicants will need to submit the application, transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, resume or CV, and a small processing fee.

Keep in mind that we only admit students for the ICT master’s program for the Fall and Spring semesters. At this time, we are not admitting ICT students for the Summer semester.

Entrance Requirements

While an undergraduate degree in ICT or a related field is preferred, it is not required for admission.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Personal Statement should--in 200-300 words--explain (i) why you are seeking admission to the ICT master's program at the University of Kentucky, and (ii) why you are interested in a career as an ICT professional.

A resume or CV must be uploaded

We require three letters of recommendation. When you apply through the application portal, you will be asked to fill out an online form to submit the contact information of the three people who will be recommending you. The system will contact each person identified and their recommendations will be submitted directly to us. You can check back into your application at any time to see who has submitted a recommendation.

As of Spring 2019, the School does not require the GRE for applicants to its master's programs.

Students begin coursework in the semester for which they're admitted. It is possible to request a deferral to a later semester, but not to take classes earlier than the semester of admission.


Questions about applying?

For questions about the ICT master's program, please contact infosci [at], or see answers to common questions below.

If you're applying for a fellowship, your three letters of recommendation must come from faculty members. If you are not applying for a fellowship, your letters can include faculty members, current employers, or former employers.

No. The recommendation can include the form, a letter, or both, at the writer's discretion.


There are a number of fellowships and scholarships available through the UK Graduate School. If you have questions regarding other types of financial aid, such as loan requirements or FAFSA deadlines, contact the University of Kentucky Office of Student Financial Aid. More information and links may be found on our Funding Your Education page.


UK HR has extensive job listings from all over the University.

Zoom is a video conferencing software. With a webcam, headphones and a mic, you can participate in conferences, classes and meetings virtually. For basic information on how to use it, see the UK ITS Zoom support page.


Contact infosci [at] for additional information.


Any credits used to fulfill another degree cannot be applied to a future graduate degree. 

Students taking only online courses pay the online tuition rate regardless of residency, a significant savings. Current tuition rates can be found here.


Yes, you can complete the degree fully online.

It's important to know how to approach learning in an online degree program. Online classes are not harder nor easier than in-person classes, but they are different due to their asynchronous modality. This means students going into an online master's program should expect to:

a) Check into their Canvas class shells routinely each week (we recommend at least once daily) to receive updates and contribute meaningfully to ongoing discussion boards.

b) Be good time managers: determine when you have time to work on coursework throughout the week and maintain your own "class time" so you don't fall behind or put off assignments until the last minute.

c) Communicate, communicate, communicate: if you are having any trouble, message your peers and/or your instructor right away to ask for help or clarification. Never be afraid to reach out to your instructors or Student Affairs if you need assistance--we have many resources to help you in place, but we need to know your situation to act accordingly on your behalf.

In Canvas (our learning management system where students take their classes), there are a number of helpful tools including a module for new students that walks through all of Canvas' features with videos and and step by step instructions. If you need help accessing that module in Canvas or any resources for online students, you can reach out to infosci [at] (Student Affairs).