Graduate Admissions

PhD in Computing

To apply to the PhD in Computing degree program, please visit the University of South Alabama (USA) Graduate School website. Applications are initially reviewed by the Graduate School and then forwarded to the School of Computing for additional review.

In addition to the general admission requirements of the USA Graduate School, admission requirements for the Computing Ph.D. program are:

  • A statement of purpose indicating the student’s personal goals and research interests. Because prospective students are matched with a faculty mentor, competitive applications align with the research areas of School of Computing graduate faculty.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons able to speak directly to the applicant’s ability
    to engage in advanced discovery and contribute new knowledge to the discipline.
  • Curriculum vita.
  • An official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a closely related field. A graduate degree is not required for admission.
  • An undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.3 overall or a graduate minimum GPA of 3.5 overall (4 point scale).
  • Official scores for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) including the AW portion. Applicants whose highest degree is a graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education will not be required to provide GRE scores since these applicants may qualify for Regular Admission based upon their previous graduate work.
  • For international students, an official TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP, or PET score is needed. See the policy of
    the Graduate School: http://www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/current/index.html
  • A completed application for admission to the Graduate School. Admission is competitive and the decision is based on a review of all submitted admission materials.
  • A personal interview may be requested. Applicants are encouraged to submitted samples of prior
    work. All admissions materials should submitted online at:
    https://southalabama.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

To apply to the PhD in Computing degree program, please visit the University of South Alabama (USA) Graduate School website. Applications are initially reviewed by the Graduate School and then forwarded to the School of Computing for additional review. For information about the program, please see this link. 

MS Degree Program

To apply to the Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (Computer Science Option), please visit the University of South Alabama (USA) Graduate School website. Applications are initially reviewed by the Graduate School and forwarded to the Computer Science Department for additional review. For information about the program, please see this link.

The requirements for admission include:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Official Academic Transcripts.
  • Three Letters of Reference.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Official scores for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) including the AW portion.
    Applicants whose highest degree is a graduate degree from an accredited institution of
    higher education will not be required to provide GRE scores since these applicants may
    qualify for Regular Admission based upon their previous graduate work.
  • For international students, an official TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP, or PET score. See the policy of
    the Graduate School: http://www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/current/index.html

 Admission is competitive and the decision is based on a review of all submitted admission materials. Applicants are encouraged to submitted samples of prior work. All admissions materials should submitted online at: https://southalabama.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Deadlines:
Start Date: Fall
Deadline: February 6 (All students seeking assistantships and international students)
Deadline: June 15 (Domestic students not seeking assistantships)
Start Date: Spring
Deadline: September 15 (All students seeking assistantships and international students)
Deadline: November 1 (Domestic students not seeking assistantships)
Graduate assistantships, scholarships, and internships are available on a competitive basis. Assistantships cover up to ten hours per semester of tuition and contain an annual stipend of $15,000. Scholarship opportunities are also available for both full-time and part-time students.

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