About this course
The Ph.D. is granted to highly-qualified students who have completed a rigorous course of study and research training resulting in the preparation and defense of a dissertation describing original computer science research. The Ph.D. is the highest academic degree. It confers the right to be addressed as doctor and opens the door to rewarding and fulfilling careers in academia and industry.
The doctoral student will obtain a broad and deep graduate-level background in computer science, with particular depth in a chosen area of specialization. The student will engage in research from almost the beginning of the program and will receive extensive training in computer science research over the course of the program under the direction of a faculty advisor.
- To be admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. students must complete the breadth requirements, all requirements for an M.S. with a thesis, the 1 hour Ph.D. orientation seminar, and be accepted by a vote of the Graduate Faculty.