Information for Potential International Graduate Students
Note that we will continue to process applications after February 28, but international students must allow enough time to process visa paperwork, etc. if they are accepted into the program.
Information for Potential Graduate Students without a Computer Science Undergraduate Degree
Students without a degree in CS but who want to apply for an MS degree can take the following prerequisites as a non-degree graduate student: CS100, CS101, CS200, CS201, CS300, CS301. Once you have completed these courses, you can take our senior level courses, such as programming languages, algorithms, etc. at the 5xx level. At the end of the semester in which you are taking the 5xx courses you can apply to our MS program. The good thing about this is although the lower level courses will not count towards your MS degree in CS, the 5xx courses will. The MS degree page has a list of courses required. We offer most courses at least once a year.
CS Financial Assistance
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.
University Wide Options
See the College of Engineering’s funding opportunities in the form of departmental fellowships and assistantships.
UA financial support in the form of assistantships, fellowships and scholarships are available to qualified students.
Student Financial Aid provides comprehensive information and services regarding opportunities to finance the cost of education at The University of Alabama.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the graduate advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Carver.