Admissions

 

Graduate Program Admissions

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

Recruiting Leaders
Ms. Melissa Smith - mesmith@southalabama.edu 

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)

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.
    • Domestic applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution are not required to provide GRE scores.
    • Any applicant with a graduate degree awarded by an accredited U.S. institution is not required to provide GRE scores.
  • Additional Requirements for international students:
  • 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 submit samples of prior work. All admissions materials should be submitted online at:
    https://universityofsouthalabama2021.liaisoncas.com

Admission may be granted by the Director of Graduate Studies, when supported by a vote of the Graduate Faculty, in special cases where a holistic evaluation of the applicant’s credentials is appropriate.

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. 

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.
    • Domestic applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution are not required to provide GRE scores.
    • Any applicant with a graduate degree awarded by an accredited U.S. institution is not required to provide GRE scores.
  • Additional Requirements for international students:
  • 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.

Apply

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

 

  UCLA

    Tuition

 

          16,338 

 

          28,100

            29,136           32,762        31,920

 

  Room/Board

 

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

 

  Medical Ins.

 

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

 

    Books

 

          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.

Fees

US Citizens Student Fees
International Student Fees

When to Apply :

Semester
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

admiss@southalabama.edu 

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

internationalservices@southalabama.edu

 

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.