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Academic Program - Computer Science PhD

The power of your degree

Our CS PhD graduates and postdocs have found success in industry and academia including:

Tenure-track faculty at:

  • Indiana University
  • UC Irvine
  • University of Maryland
  • University College London
  • NC State University
  • UMass Boston
  • City University of Hong Kong

Postdoc and research scientists at:

  • Harvard
  • UCLA
  • University of Paris
  • Virginia Tech
  • Google
  • Microsoft Research
  • Mozilla
  • Raytheon
  • GE Global Research

Senior software engineers and industry leaders at:

  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • Qualcomm
  • VMWare

PhD in Computer Science Curriculum

Overview Program Requirements Plan of Study

Recently, the PhD in Computer Science core curriculum was updated and these changes do not appear in the university’s online course catalog. The updated PhD in Computer Science core curriculum consists of 4 breadth courses and 2 electives. The breadth courses are organized into 5 areas: Theory, Systems, Software, Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, Human-Centered Computing. Students should select a course from 4 of the 5 areas to satisfy the breadth requirement. Students also select 2 elective courses in a specialization area of their choice.

 

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