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Graduate Admissions and Funding Opportunities

Applicants for graduate work in computer science must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School. Please refer to Section 4.4 of the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.


The Department of Computer Science offers financial assistance to outstanding applicants in the form of teaching and research assistantships. A half-time teaching or research assistantship provides a competitive stipend and a full-tuition scholarship for the academic year. A student applying for graduate studies in the Department of Computer Science is automatically considered for a departmental assistantship during the review of the application materials. Funding decisions take into consideration multiple factors, including GRE scores. Given this, all applicants seeking financial support are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores. Continuing students must complete the departmental assistantship application. Notices of continuing assistantship applications and deadlines are made by the Department during fall and spring semesters.

The Department awards teaching assistantships (GTA) on the basis of expected teaching ability. An individual faculty member, who has sponsored research funds at the professor’s disposal, awards research assistantships (GRA). A GRA appointment is made on the basis of mutual interests between student and professor. Only students who maintain an acceptable performance level are eligible for assistantships.