Ph.D. in Computer Science


The Ph.D. in Computer Science is a research degree where the student completes a major research project that enhances the field of Computer Science.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program requires a Bachelors degree in computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with a bachelors degree in an unrelated field will be considered provided they have completed course work covering the material in CSC 211, 212, 301, 305, 340 and MTH 141, 142, plus one MTH or STA course for which calculus is a prerequisite. Students may be admitted who have completed only a part of the above course work but they will be required to complete the deficiencies before taking more advanced classes.

GRE tests are no longer required for admission in our Computer Science programs.

Qualifying Examination

  • The qualifying examination will consist of written exams, with the purpose of testing the student’s knowledge of core areas of Computer Science (Currently the qualifying examination requirements cover the material of CSC 301. 411, 412, 440, and 445. These requirements are checked at the time of admission.);
  • a waiver could be granted to a student from taking an exam in one of the areas where the student can demonstrate competence in that area;
  • waivers could be granted at the time of admission.

Feb 15 — application deadline for the Fall semester if the applicant wants to be considered for financial assistance such as TA/RA.

May 15 – application deadline for Fall semester (no considerations for financial aid are given)

Nov 15 – application deadline for Spring semester (no considerations for financial aid are given)