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 algorithms (bioinformatics, geometric, graph), artificial intelligence (natural language processing, machine learning, vision), parallel, distributed, and high performance computing, programming languages and compilers, security, systems (operating systems, networking, storage, databases), and visualization and graphics.
Required - GRE General (all applicants) and TOEFL (international applicants; see alternative English proficiency exams and exemptions to this requirement here)
Note: Students who earn a UA BA/BS CS degree aren't required to submit GRE scores.
Enrolled doctoral students making satisfactory progress are guaranteed funding for four years, with either a teaching or research assistantship. All assistantships carry competitive stipends as well as tuition waivers. Top applicants to our program may be granted an additional Graduate College Fellowship.
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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 or more 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%|