School of Computer and Information Sciences Graduate Studies University of South Alabama. David L. Feinstein, Ph.D. Dean, School of CIS R. J. Daigle, Ph.D. Information Systems Coordinator Director of CIS Graduate Studies M. V. Doran, Ph.D. Computer Science Coordinator Ms. Meslissa Smith
School of Computer and Information SciencesGraduate Studies University of South Alabama
David L. Feinstein, Ph.D.
Dean, School of CIS
R. J. Daigle, Ph.D.
Information Systems Coordinator
Director of CIS Graduate Studies
M. V. Doran, Ph.D.
Computer Science Coordinator
Ms. Meslissa Smith
Bachelor's Degree Average Salary Offer:
Computer Programming $37,971 Computer Sciences $50,664
Computer Systems Analysis $46,822 Information Sciences and Systems $43,902
Master's Degree Average Salary Offer:Computer Sciences $64,840
for students interested in the theoretical aspects of the discipline with an emphasis on the construction of system software or the development of scientific applications using software engineering principles.
Coordinator: Dr. Michael Doran
Advisor:Dr. David Langan
for students interested in business and organizational applications and information systems management
Coordinator:Dr. Roy J. Daigle
Advisor:Dr. Harold Pardue
Individual Student Graduate Study Plan consists of
* CIS Foundation Courses prescribed as needed
Calculus I and II (MA 125, 126) and
Discrete Mathematics (MA 267)
CSC undergraduates ALREADY satisfy this requirement.
ISC and ITE undergraduates will have some additional mathematics courses to complete
Survey of Calculus (MA 120) OR
Discrete Mathematics (MA 267)
Business Management Elective (Approval Required)
Two semesters equivalence of Applied Statistics
ISC undergraduates ALREADY satisfy these requirements.
ITE and CSC undergraduates ALREADY satisfy the Math and Statistics requirements; MGT 340 and a Business/Management Elective would be worse-case scenario here.
*Required/Supporting courses prescribed as needed
Performance Evaluation of Algorithms
CIS 518 CIS Research Methods
CSC undergraduates will have seen survey versions of these topics
Human/Computer Interface Design
OO Systems Analysis and Design
Project and Change Management
CIS Research Methods
Applications Design and Implementation
Information Systems Design
ISC undergraduates will have seen survey versions of these topics
ITE undergraduates will have seen survey versions of HCI, Database Management, and Project & Change Management
Financial Aid Eligible Admission
3.0+ Undergraduate GPA
2.5+ Undergrad GPA OR 2.75+ GPA last 64 semester hours
Non-degree admission requests are not accepted.
No minimum scores—“Final admission decisions are made based upon an evaluation of the applicant's complete file which consists of all official academic transcripts, undergraduate grade-point average; GRE scores; letters of reference; professional experience; the applicant's statement of purpose.” (2004 bulletin)
Scores that would be considered optimum might be
Analytical Writing 4.0+
However…other combinations are assessed. Weaker scores than those given above on GRE components may result in acceptance for Provisional Admission.
*International Applicants: minimum TOEFL 525 & ESL Classes as recommended
Dr. Daigle (email@example.com) or
Dr. Doran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Melissa Smith (email@example.com) or
Dr. Feinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Kathy Ford (email@example.com)
Dean: David L. Feinstein
Graduate Program or Information Systems: Roy Daigle
Computer Science: Michael Doran
School of Computer and Information Sciences:
University of South Alabama: