Essential Student Links

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Undergraduate Specific Links

Senior Project Sequence Form

Transient Credit Policy

Transient Credit Approval Form


Graduate Student Specific Links

Application for 5 Year Advanced Bachelors to Masters Program

Application for School of Computing Certificate

Graduate Student Special Course Request Form

Comprehensive Exam Completion Form

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (USA Faculty)

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (External Members)

Thesis and Dissertation Submission Form

Comprehensive Exam Policies

Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application


  • Master's Student Links

Master’s Degree Change of Program Form

Thesis Prospectus Defense Form

Comprehensive Exam Completion Form

Thesis Checklist

Project Defense Form

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (USA Faculty)

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (External Members)


  • PhD Student Links

Comprehensive Exam Completion Form

PhD Prospectus Results Form

Dissertation Checklist

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (USA Faculty)

Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form (External Members)


Graduation Information

School of Computing Ceremony

University Ceremony


SOC Graduate Research Assistantships

SOC offers a limited number of research assistantships to highly qualified applicants. These assistantships pay full tuition, for a maximum of 12 semester hours per semester, and provide a generous stipend while offering research mentoring.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded for 1 academic year (Master’s level – Fall and Spring Semesters, PhD Level – Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters) and can be renewed for one additional year for Master’s students and two additional years for PhD students, at the recommendation of the faculty mentor. 

Assistantships are awarded based on a competitive application process.  Application packets will be evaluated by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chairs of the CS and IST Departments according to the research needs of the School of Computing for the upcoming academic year.

Application Process:

         Complete page 1 of the Graduate Assistantship Appointment Form

         Obtain 3 Letters of Recommendation

Submit all documents to:

         Dr. Debra Chapman, Director of Graduate Studies, dchapman@southalabama.edu

         150 Jaguar Dr., #2101 Shelby Hall, Mobile, Alabama 36688

Deadline to Apply for Graduate Assistantships:

         Fall Semester:  April 1st

        Spring Semester:  November 1st


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