Master of Science with a Major in Computer Science
Master of science with a major In Computer Science
Application Deadlines ( Fall 2020):
Fall Entry -- May 1, 2020
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
MS Computer Science Admission Requirements
(Fall 2020 Entry Terms)
A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or in a related field (Computer Engineering,
Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, etc.) from an accredited
college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign
educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of
degree(s) required by the program.
Minimum Degree Requirement
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended.
Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official
course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.
To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed
and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution.
Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from
the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts
and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from
one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates,
Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny
and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts,
documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from
three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically
assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment or
research experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's
potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.
Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).
Official GRE exam scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical) are required. All GRE
scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions
directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years
old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406.
Please do not select a department code.
Standardized Test Requirements
The standardized exam requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered for a waiver, applicants must submit to CCS@augusta.edu:
- a letter of request
- copies of all transcripts from all US colleges/universities attended
- copies of transcript evaluations from all non-US colleges/universities attended
Please note, copies sent to CCS@augusta.edu will be considered as unofficial documents. To be considered for an admission decision, official documents must be sent to Office of Academic Admissions as specified by the admission requirements. Unofficial documents will not suffice for admission decision purposes.
Waivers will not be considered prior to submission of an application to the program.
Waiver requests are approved at the discretion of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and The Graduate School Deans.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application.The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
Program Specific Requirements
Resume or CVApplicants must submit a current curriculum vitae/resume to the Office of Academic Admissions at email@example.com Please include the date of the most current revision.
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.