Combined BS/MS Program

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Five Year Combined Bachelors and Master's Degree Program

Qualified students may enroll in a program which results in both a bachelor's and master's degree. Students in this program will normally complete their BS degree in computer science in four years and complete their MS degree in one additional calendar year. Admission to the program is competitive. Students must apply in the second semester of their junior year.

▼   Application Instructions and form

Instructions:

Students applying to the program must provide the following

  • A completed application form
  • A course work plan for completing the Master’s degree
  • Three letters of recommendation

The application is due no later than November 1 for spring semester admission and April 1 for fall admission.

Applications should be mailed to:

SoC Combined BS/MS Program
Attention: Dr. Ryan Benton
Computer Science Department
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive, Suite 2101
Mobile, Alabama 36688

▼   Example Schedule

First Semester - Senior Year

  • Undergraduate courses as instructed by advisor
  • Graduate core course - 5xx
  • CIS-518 (graduate research methods)

Second Semester – Senior Year

  • Undergraduate courses as instructed by advisor (Note: CIS-497 / 498 is not required)
  • Graduate core course – 5xx
  • Graduate elective course – 5xx

Summer Semester - Graduate Year

  • Graduate Course – 5xx (research directed studies)
  • Graduate elective course – 5xx

Fall Semester – Graduate Year

  • CIS-595 (computer and information sciences research development)
  • Graduate core course – 5xx
  • Graduate elective course – 5xx

Spring Semester – Graduate Year

  • CIS-599 (computer and information sciences thesis)
  • Graduate core course – 5xx
  • Graduate elective course – 5xx

 

For additional information about our program, please contact Dr. Ryan Benton at csgraduate@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-6298.