M.S. - Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences (MSCIS)
Specializations in Computer Science & Information Systems
The Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences degree program is designed for students and professionals wishing to further their knowledge and expertise in computing. There are two major areas of concentration within the degree program:
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSC) 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.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ISC) for students interested in business and organizational applications and information systems management.
Scholarship for Service
Focused on Information Assurance education, the Scholarship For Service program gives students scholarship funds in exchange for service in the federal government for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship, typically two years. As a result of the SFS program, federal agencies are able to select from a highly qualified pool of student applicants for internships and permanent positions, and students get a guaranteed job. The SFS program is offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Scholarship recipients shall pursue academic programs in Information Assurance for up to two years at MS level. They will participate as a cohort during two years of study and activities, including a summer internship in a federal agency at the end of their first year of support. The recipients will become part of the Federal CyberCorps whose responsibility is to ensure the protection of the United States Government’s information infrastructure. Upon graduation, the CyberScholars will be required to work for a federal agency for two years in fulfillment of their Federal Cyber Service commitment. The scholarships provide academic year stipends of $12,000 per year for graduate students and other expenses.
To apply: contact Angela Clark ( email@example.com )
The Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) is targeted at rising junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students who are looking for a full-ride scholarship. Upon receipt of the scholarship, the IASP Scholar is required to engage in an internship with the Department of Defense during breaks in the academic schedule of the Scholar. The Scholar, on completion of the program, is also offered a full time position in the Department of Defense or one if its agencies. Each student in the program will be supported for up to two years with benefits each year. To apply: contact Angela Clark ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
SCIS Graduate Assistantships
SCIS offers a limited number of assistantships to highly qualified applicants. These assistantships pay full tuition and a generous stipend while offering research mentoring.
SCIS Graduate School Scholarships
The University of South Alabama’s School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS) is proud to announce the “SCIS Graduate School” Scholarships for students who join the School of CIS for Fall semester, 2012 and pursue a masters degree in one of the programs offer by the SCIS. The total value available for each scholarship will range up to $2,000. Fifteen $2,000 scholarships may be awarded.
ABET accredited undergraduate programs in CS, IS and IT.
Previous undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Official transcripts from each institution attended since high school.
TOEFL/IELTS Scores (International Students)
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Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$300 in-state $600 out-of-state USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999