Graduate Program Admissions

Director of SoC Graduate Studies
Dr. Debra Chapman -

Recruiting Leaders
Ms. Melissa Smith - 

General Requirements For Graduate Students

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Official Academic Transcripts.
  • Three Letters of Reference.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • GRE (General GRE Test Scores must be submitted)
  • International Students: (TOEFL or IELTS required)
  • TOEFL (Test scores of at least 525 on the paper version, 197 on the computer version, or 71 on the internet version required)
  • IELTS (Test score of at least 6.0 required)

Admissions Requirements for the Master’s Degree in CIS Programs

  • In addition to the general admissions requirements of the USA Graduate School, admission requirements for the Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Sciences programs are:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • An official academic transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons able to speak directly to the applicant’s academic abilities.
  • A written statement of purpose indicating the student’s personal and academic goals.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for either all completed post-secondary coursework or for a completed graduate program to be accepted for regular admission.
  • Official scores for the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) including the AW portion.
  • Applicants whose highest degree is a graduate degree from an accredited United States institution of higher education will not be required to provide GRE scores.
  • For international students, an official TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP, or PET score. See the policy of the
    Graduate School:
    A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.

In situations where one part of the application is particularly strong, applicants may be considered for admission by the Graduate Director if their GPA or GRE (or other admissions test score) is below the standards.


On-Line Application 

 Why USA ?

 Great Education with Low Tuition and Low Cost of Living



  SoC AT U.S.A.


  University of Alabama


  University of South Carolina


  University of Arizona








            29,136           32,762        31,920




           9,000           13,224             17,000            12,550        17,793


  Medical Ins.


          1,926            2,000             2,000            3,200        3,816




          1,000            1,200              1,016            800        1,287


    Total Cost


          28,264            44,524              49,152            49,312        54,816


Based on a 9-month academic year, taking 9 graduate hours per semester

Data retrieved from each university’s website for 2017-2018 enrollment.


US Citizens Student Fees
International Student Fees

When to Apply :

Fall Semester (August)
Spring Semester (January)
Summer Semester (June)
Application Deadline
July 15
December 1
May 1
International Students
Fall Semester (August)
Spring Semester (January)
June 15
November 1

Office of Admissions
USA Office of Admissions
University of South Alabama
Meisler Hall Suite 2500
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Phone: (251) 460-6141 or
(800) 872-5247
FAX: (251) 460-7876 

International Admissions
Office of International Services
University of South Alabama
Meisler Hall, Suite 2200
Mobile, Alabama 36688-002

Phone: (251) 460-6050
Fax: (251) 414-8213


Once the application is complete (all required documents and information are received), Admissions office sends the application to the School of Computing admissions review committee.

Please direct questions regarding the admission decision to the Director of SoC Graduate Studies.