Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Computer Science (PhD)

Program Requirements

Complete 48 credits from seventeen courses including four object-oriented software development courses, two theoretical electives, six applied electives, two additional theory courses, two additional electives and fifteen credits of dissertation research. The first 30 credits of course work are subject to the requirements of the Computer Science (MS)  program.

Doctoral candidacy: Successful completion of a written exam after completion of 30 credits and an oral exam after completion of 48 credits. Both exams may be retaken once.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original research.

En Route Master’s Degree: Students may, with the approval of the program director, apply to receive the MS degree en route to the PhD. To qualify, students must complete the requirements outlined in the Computer Science (MS)  program.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.5 must be maintained throughout the program.
Residency: At least one year in the program must be completed as a full-time student.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Course Requirements

Required Theoretical Courses (6 Credits)

Theoretical Electives (6 Credits)

Take two from below.

Applied Electives (18 Credits)

Take six from below.

Additional Electives (6 Credits)

Take two additional computer science courses.

Dissertation Research (15 Credits)