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. For information about the program, please see this link. 

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Curriculum vita
  4. A baccalaureate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a closely related field.
  5. An official transcript from each college or university attended.
  6. An undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.3 overall or a graduate minimum GPA of 3.5 overall (4 point scale).
  7. Official scores for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) including the AW portion. 
  8. For international students, an official TOEFL or IELTS score.

Admission is competitive and the decision is based on a review of all submitted admission materials. A personal interview may be requested. Graduate Fellowships are available on a competitive basis. 

Admission Deadlines: Rolling

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

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.

Students applying to the program must provide the following: 

  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • General GRE Test Scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS (International Students) 
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