Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Our doctoral program is a larger degree program to which all
interested students are encouraged to apply.
Coursework: Nine courses beyond Masters requirements (at least three at
400 or 500 level)
Examinations: Qualifying exam; oral dissertation proposal
Research/Projects: Independent research leading to dissertation
Ph.D. dissertation: Based on independent research
Final evaluations: Oral defense of the dissertation
Download a timeline for finishing your Ph.D. degree, based solely on Graduate School and CS Department requirements.
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