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Florida State University

Department of Computer Science

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Computer Science is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Cyber security
Master of Science (MS) Cyber criminology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Computer network and system administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, preliminary exam, prospectus defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

300
Applied
144
Accepted
42
Enrolled
48%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

168
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.52%
Black or African American 1.79%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.17%
Unknown 1.19%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 2
Male (26)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Embedded systems, high performance computing, networking, operating systems, security, databases, algorithms, big data, visualization
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,803,916

Location & Contact

Address 1017 Academic Way
Room 253, James Jay Love Building
Tallahassee, FL  32306
United States
Contact Dr. Xin Yuan
Chairman
Email: xyuan@cs.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-9133
Fax: 850-644-0058

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