FAQ

Graduate handbook

Major requirements, policies and questions related to GSU CS graduate program are  summarized in the Graduate Handbook

Current Students

Step 1. Submit a CPT/RCL application in OGMS.

Step 2. Share your (internship) details with your academic advisor, asking her/him to approve your application in OGMS. Without your advisor's approval, your application cannot be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).

Step 3. After your application in OGMS is approved by DGS, contact Ms. Tammie Dudley to register for the CPT course (CSC 8940).

Step 4. Submit a CPT/RCL application in iStart. (Input the DGS's email for approval.)

Step 5. Make sure you decline any type of graduate assistantship (i.e., GRA or GTA) during the same term as your CPT authorization.

Submit a hiring-by-outside-department application in OGMS. Ask your academic advisor to approve your application in OGMS. After your application in OGMS is approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, the department letter can be downloaded from your OGMS account.

  1. Complete all M.S. degree requirements (or Bioinformatics Concentration requirements).
  2. Check paws.gsu.edu; if you see M.S. degree, just apply for it and you are done.
  3. If you are a Ph.D. student, you can only apply for the M.S. degree after finishing your research proposal. Then, bring the following documents to the graduate director to apply for the M.S. degree: (a) The plan-of-study form with courses taken and grades. (b) A hard copy of your PAWS transcript. (c) A hard copy of your first-authored paper.

Students are strongly encouraged to look for opportunities to publish their ideas and work. All doctoral students are required to publish articles prior to completion, although there is no minimum number. Publications are the most important tool for communicating a good idea and for demonstrating that the broader research community considers an idea to be important and well developed. The feedback obtained from referee reports or a conference presentation can be extremely helpful in developing further research and writing the dissertation.

Prospective Students

Please refer to the Student Financial Services website for tuition and fees for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Please refer to the International Student & Scholar Services website for tuition and fees for international students.