Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my advisor?
If you are a graduate student, upon admission you will be given an advisor. Email Caitlin Thaxton if you do not know who your advisor is. If you are an undergraduate student, Myra Brown is your advisor.
How can I change advisors?
Graduate students don't generally change their initial, temporary advisor, until they form their graduate committee. Go here for information on forming a graduate committee. If you already have a permanent advisor and want to change because you are not making progress, contact the Department Head. Email Caitlin Thaxton if you have additional questions. Undergraduates do not have the option of changing advisors.
I have questions about graduation requirements?
How do undergraduate CS majors apply for graduation?
For Graduation Requirements visit http://cs.usu.edu/academia/undergraduate/bachelors-degree.
For graduate students, you can apply to the university and check the grad school's requirements by visiting the Graduate School's site..
Is financial aid available?
For graduate student financial aid information, visit https://goo.gl/MXmku7. Email Caitlin Thaxton if you have additional questions. For undergraduate scholarships through the College of Science look here.. CS Departmental undergraduate scholarships are advertised through the Department each February. Email Myra Brown for information. For other undergraduate financial aid information, see USU’s Financial Aid Office website.
Are jobs with the CS Department available?
Email Genie Hanson to see if there are open positions.
Who does what kind of research?
Are research assistantships available?
Generally, individual professors who have research funds to pay the salaries of research assistants do the hiring of those assistants. It is not a Departmental matter.
When will my grades be posted?
All grades will be submitted within 96 hours after the final examination for the course.
What are admission requirements?
Visit here for Master's degree program admission requirements; visit here for PhD degree admission requirements. Email Caitlin Thaxton if you have additional questions.
High school students, new freshmen, transfer students, and current USU students can visit https://www.usu.edu/admissions/ for undergraduate admission requirements, or email Myra Brown for more information.
If I applied, would I be admitted?
Visit here for Master's degree program admission requirements. Visit this page for PhD degree admission requirements. The Department of Computer Science does not prescreen applicants for graduate degree programs. We only evaluate applications that have been forwarded to us from the School of Graduate Studies.
High school students, new freshmen, transfer students, and current USU students can visit http://www.usu.edu/admissions/ for undergraduate admission requirements, or email Myra Brown for more information.
What is the status of my application?
You can check the status of your application anytime by logging into where you applied. In addition, you can email Caitlin Thaxton for further questions about your graduate student application.