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Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Asai Asaithambi

(904) 620-1304

Building 15 , Room 3119


Application Information
Applications are accepted fall, spring, and summer terms.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions

  • GRE scores (Institutional Code: 5490) 
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:     composite score of 1000 for both verbal and quantitative
    • After July 1, 2011:         144 verbal, 148 quantitative 
    • Applicants with a Master's degree are not required to take the GRE.  

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.


For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.


Program Overview
These programs each provide the opportunity for advanced study, laboratory work and research in the computing field to enhance professional opportunities in industry or provide the basis for further academic endeavors.  Students can choose to pursue a Thesis or Non-thesis track depending on academic and career goals.
Concentrations Offered
• Computer Science
• Thesis and Non-thesis option
• Information Systems
• Thesis and Non-thesis option
• Software Engineering
• Thesis and Non-thesis option


Program Policies
Total Program
Credit Hours
30 (thesis) 36 (non-thesis)
Average Length
of the Program
Two years
Approximate Enrollment
Community Connections
Students taking courses in the CIS graduate program have developed software applications for local medical voluntary associations. In addition, several theses and projects have focused on software applications ultimately used by Shands Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.