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School of Computing/Mathematics Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Computer Science degree. The program is geared towards current industry demands and provides students with knowledge of the latest technology. The classrooms and computing laboratory are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Students have access to the latest software programs under an academic alliance with Microsoft, IBM, VMWare, and EMC. 

The MS program consists of 30 graduate credit hours in Computer Science. The curriculum consists of six core courses and four elective courses. The students have the option to choose a thesis also.  

Online Master of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers the Online Master of Science in Computer Science. This program extends opportunities to students who have busy work schedules and families and can not attend classes during the day time. The courses in this program are offered online via GeorgiaVIEW, an online course delivery tool.

Online Certificate Program in Computer Information Systems

The Online Graduate Certificate Program in CIS is designed for students who need to quickly improve their computer skills, and who are unable to attend classes on Southwestern's campus.  Students enrolled in this program have opportunity to continue into Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Admission Requirements for All Graduate Computer Programs

The completed application packet, including all supporting documentation, must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office by the deadline for each term. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions with questions. Applicants may apply for admission any semester. A successful applicant should provide the following:

  1. Graduate application for admission
  2. $25.00 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  6. Immunization form (before enrollment)
  7. Documentation of Lawful Presence (before enrollment, if applying for in-state tuition)

Regular Admission (without conditions)

Students who meet the following admission requirements and who have fulfilled the prerequisite course requirements will be admitted as a regular graduate student. 

  1. A bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college.
  2. A minimum of a 2.5 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale as reported on the official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  3. A minimum of 3.0 GPA on all previous graduate work attempted.
  4. A minimum total of 800 (taken before August 2011) or 170 (taken after August 2011) on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  5. Positive letters of reference.

EXEMPTIONS: Applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university are exempt from the requirement of the GRE score and can be admitted into the program based on their graduate GPA.

Regular Admission (with conditions)

Students seeking a degree through graduate study who do not meet the requirements for regular admission without conditions may be admitted with conditions. Students who meet the following admission requirements will be admitted as conditional graduate students.

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college.
  2. A minimum of 2.2 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale as reported on the official final transcripts from all institutions attended.
  3. A minimum of 2.75 graduate grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale as reported on the official final transcripts from all institutions attended.
  4. A minimum total of 800 (taken before August 2011) or 170 (taken after August 2011) on the verbal and quantitative subtests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  5. Positive letters of reference.

To exit conditional status, students must have completed all undergraduate prerequisite course requirements and must have maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.00 with no grade below a "B" in the first 9 semester hours of master's level courses taken while classified as a conditional graduate student. The student may then be admitted as a regular student, subject to the approval by the Dean of the School of Computing and Mathematics.

EXEMPTIONS: Applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university are exempt from the requirement of the GRE score and can be admitted into the program based on their graduate GPA.

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Wheatley Administration Building
Email: graduateadmissions@gsw.edu
Phone:(229)931-4206
Fax: 229-931-2983
Georgia Southwestern State University
Attn: Graduate Admissions
800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709