Admission to USF's
Masters in Computer Science and Masters in Web Science programs is
based on the following information:
- GRE general scores
- GRE subject scores (optional)
- Official undergraduate transcripts
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Applicant's Experience and Background Essay
Each of these items will be evaluated by the graduate
admissions committee. The experience essay gives applicants the
opportunity to describe their programming and extracurricular experience
and to indicate why they want to attend graduate school at USF. This
essay can be submitted online at http://www.cs.usfca.edu/essay.shtml.
The GRE subject test is not required and the GRE general
test may be waived for candidates with exceptional professional or
A number of research fellowships are granted each year.
Recipients of fellowships will engage in research under the direction of
faculty members. These fellowships are awarded to the top applicants
purely on the basis of merit. To continue receiving units, awardees
must earn a GPA of 3.3 or better and be involved in a research project
with a faculty member after their first semester. Awards are reviewed
The admissions committee may contact recommenders, interview
applicants, and request additional information to more accurately
evaluate candidates for admission and fellowship awards.