Guide For Students

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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 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: http://www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/current/index.html
         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 on a provisional basis if their GPA or GRE (or other admissions test score) is below the standards. In such cases, permission to continue in the program will be granted at the end of the first 12 hours of graduate credit provided the student earns a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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 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.

 For Graduate Students

 Online Application

Click here to apply online.

Students completing the application, you must submit a $50 USD processing fee.

International Students VISA and Pre-Arrival Information

For Undergraduate Students

Online Application

Click here to apply online.

Common Application Users

For students completing the online admissions application, you must submit a $35 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of Immigration and International Admissions. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

Application

Click here for a printable version of the admission application.

For students completing the paper admissions application, you must submit a $45 USD processing fee. This fee is payable through a US bank, sent to the Office of Immigration and International Admissions. Applications received without the processing fee will not be reviewed. 

Readmission For Graduate and Undergraduate

Click here for a printable version of the readmission application.

For students completing the readmission application, there is no processing fee required. 

Former USA undergraduate students who have missed a minimum of one calendar year must use a USA Readmission Application to avoid paying application process fees. 

If you have submitted an application and paid an application fee within the past year, you do not need to submit an online application. You can download the paper application at USA Application here and fax or mail to the address provided. This will help you to avoid paying another application processing fee.

If you have specific questions about your application status, please call (251) 460-6050 or

e-mail internationalservices@southalabama.edu 

International Students Application Deadlines 

  • Fall Semester (August)               June 15
  • Spring Semester (January)         November 1
  • Summer Semester (June)           April 1

Where to Send Documents:

Letters of reference and statement of purpose should be mailed to Admissions at the following address:

USA Office of Admissions
2500 Meisler Hall 390 Alumni Circle
Mobile, AL 36688-00002

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.