The Ph.D. program is designed to provide students with advanced coursework and substantive research experience to prepare graduates to be the leaders in industry and academia. There is an emphasis on producing original work to present at conferences or published in peer-reviewed journals. Students who successfully complete the Ph.D. program go on to take leadership, entrepreneurial, and scholarly positions.
The Department of Computer Science offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in computer science. The department's programs prepare graduate students for positions in the design and development of computer systems and applications in business and industry and for scientific positions in industrial or academic computing research. Areas of research interest within the department currently include analysis of algorithms, cloud computing, compilers, computational biology, database systems, data visualization, embedded systems, natural language processing, networks, operating systems, theory, storage systems, security, and vision.
Required - GRE General (all applicants) and TOEFL (international applicants)
Doctoral students are guaranteed funding for the first year. Thereafter, faculty work to secure funding provided students make satisfactory progress toward their degree. Funding opportunities for doctoral applicants include GAANN, IGERT, College of Science and Graduate College Fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships. All fellowships and assistantships are awarded competitive stipends and tuition and registration waivers.
Note: International applicants offered a Teaching Assistantship must pass an English Speaking Proficiency Evaluation upon arrival or have a minimum TOEFL Speak score of 24.
4832, 0401, 0402, 0499
PhD students must complete a minor. Students may select an internal minor in computer science or an external minor in another department. A minor program typically consists of 9-12 units of coursework. The minor department determines minor course work and the extent to which they participate in PhD examinations. The minor and course work must be approved by the student’s advisor. Minor courses must be completed before PhD students take the Comprehensive Exam.
|Application Acceptance Rate||32%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||5.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||81%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||19%|
|Enrollment Percent International||57%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||7%|