William and Mary

Admissions and Financial Aid

Deadlines for M.S. applicants

  • M.S. applicants must adhere to the deadlines set by the Computer Science Department.
  • Applications requesting financial aid must be received by March 1.
Requirements for M.S. applicants
  • COR graduate students must meet the Department of Computer Science's requirements for graduate students
  • All M.S. applicants must meet the requirements specified by the College
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be taken and official scores received by the College.
  • If English is not your first language and you were educated outside of the U.S., official scores from the TOEFL must be received.
  • M.S. applicants are expected to have a strong background in mathematics, science or engineering.
  • Applicants should have the ability to program in at least one computer language.

Applicants for the concurrent Masters of Public Policy (MPP) must also apply to The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy

Applicants interested in a Ph.D. should contact [[rrkinc, Rex Kincaid]].

Financial Aid

Several Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships are awarded to qualified applicants on a competitive basis. The duties required of the recipient of these assistantships may include teaching calculus laboratory sections, tutoring, course grading, or research activities. Certain types of financial aid qualify students for in-state tuition fees. Applications for fall matriculation that request financial assistance should be received by March 1 of that year. Decisions for funding are made in early April. 

For further information contact:
  • Vanessa Godwin at e-mail:,   (phone) 757-221-3455, or (fax) 757-221-1717.
  • Professor Rex K. Kincaid at e-mail:, (phone) 757-221-2038, or (fax) 757-221-2988.