Admissions

Deadlines

The Department of Computer Science accepts applications for the Ph.D. program only for the Fall semester with a deadline of March 15. Applications for the M.S. program are accepted each semester, with a deadline of April 15 for Fall semester, November 15 for Spring, and April 1 for Summer. However, in order to be considered for graduate assistantships, applicants must have all application materials in by February 15 for Fall semester and by August 15 for Spring semester.

To apply, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions website.

Funding

We consider all accepted students for financial aid at the time of admission; top students will be admitted with funding support. Once we receive your completed application, our graduate admission committee will review your application. Top candidates may receive funding (with a tuition waiver) such as fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and office assistantships in our department, as well as on-campus jobs at our university. More details will be provided once an admitted student shows up on campus.

Foundation Course Requirements

We welcome students from all backgrounds. However, applicants are expected to have completed certain computer science foundation courses with a grade of B or higher in each. Please refer to the current Graduate Catalog for a list of foundation courses. If you did not take all of these courses but the admission committee thinks you are talented, you will be asked to take the missing foundation courses during the first semester of enrollment at GSU, before starting your M.S. or Ph.D. coursework. Typically, we recommend that non-CS majors complete the CSC 1000–3000 level courses with a grade of B or higher before applying to our graduate program. You may also consider GSU’s post-baccalaureate program.

We also require the GRE (and TOEFL/IELTS for international students). Please be aware that English proficiency is not the only evaluation metric.

Tuition and Fees

For information about tuition and fees, please visit the Student Financial Services website. International students should refer to the International Student & Scholar Services website.

Contact Information

If you have further questions, please email us at grad@cs.gsu.edu.