FSU Computer Science Department Graduate Study Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Science department’s graduate programs. Please be sure that you refer to the section that applies to you, depending upon whether you are a US Applicant or an International Applicant. If you have any questions, please contact

Daniel Clawson:
Computer Science Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 850-645-4975

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Application Deadlines

Starting Term Priority Deadline: All students seeking assistantships and international students Final Deadline: Domestic students not seeking assistantships
Fall Semester January 15th June 1st
Spring Semester September 1st November 1st

The priority deadline is the recommended date for all students interested in being reviewed for assistantship support. The deadline applies to when the application reaches the review stage NOT when the application is submitted. Prospective students should have a complete application, ready for review, by the priority deadline for consideration on a teaching assistantship. Given the amount of time required for international students to complete the additional steps to attend a school in the United States (i.e. issuance of the I-20, scheduling a VISA appointment, etc.), we discourage international applicants from applying after the priority deadline unless they are already in the U.S. and would not have to go through the process of getting a student VISA. Once the department has reached its enrollment goals for the term, applications that were received after the priority deadline may be denied admission. We do not allow deferring of admission or assistantship offers.