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Program/Degree
Computer Science (PHD) 
Program Description

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.

 

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Computer Science -

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.

 
College
College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Chelsea L Skotnicki
520-626-8470
Graduate Program Coordinator
Chelsea L Skotnicki
520-626-8470
Director of Graduate Studies
Mihai Surdeanu
520-621-6613
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

https://www.cs.arizona.edu/prospective-students-0

 

 
Standardized Tests

Required - GRE General (all applicants) and TOEFL (international applicants)

 
Financial Aid

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.

 

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15 (available October 15)

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15 (available October 15)
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 4832, 0401, 0402, 0499
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Computer Sciences

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

https://www.cs.arizona.edu/phd

 
Minor Requirements

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.

 
Student Handbook
https://www.cs.arizona.edu/graduates  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 63%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 5.50
 
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 72%
Enrollment Percent Female 28%
Enrollment Percent International 60%
Enrollment Percent URM 3%

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Last revised 05 Jul 2017