Prospective Students


In order to apply to our graduate program, you must apply to the University of South Florida Graduate Program and choose Computer Science and Engineering. Just follow the instructions included in this link.

Graduate Application Deadline

Domestic and International Candidates

Please be aware that the Department deadline for the Fall 2020 semester is June 1 for all graduate programs (MS and PhD) and for Spring 2021 it's October 15. For those applicants seeking assistantships, it is highly recommended to submit an application before our priority/consideration deadline of February 15. However, any applications submitted after February 15 and before June 1, will be considered for the Fall 2020 semester.

University Fellowship Deadline

If you would like to be considered for any of the University of South Florida's Fellowships, your application must be submitted before January 5. All documents must be uploaded and ready for review. This applies for Fall applicants only. 

Campus Visit for PhD Domestic Candidates 

All domestic PhD candidates who apply before February 15 will be considered for an all-inclusive campus visit e.g. flights, room and board, meals. All application documents must be submitted in order to be considered. 

Important Notes

The Department reviews all applications in a comprehensive manner; meaning that we usually do not make admission decisions based on a single criteria. Instead, we consider ALL requirements above to evaluate the likelihood of success of the applicant in our program. The Department WILL NOT review ANY application until ALL documents HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

For more information on the graduate programs, please read their catalogs:

PhD Computer Science and Engineering Program
Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCP)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Please direct all queries regarding the Graduate Program to the Graduate Program Director.