Computer Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Core Requirements 1, 2
CS 5113Computer Organization and Architecture3
CS 5313Formal Language Theory3
CS 5323Design and Implementation of Operating Systems II3
CS 5413Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis II3
CS 5513Numerical Computation3
Hours Subtotal15
Research Specialization
Select 12 hours from one area of CS at the 6000 level, excluding CS 6000.12
Hours Subtotal12
Secondary Area of Study
Select 6 hours in one area of CS at the 6000 level, outside the area of specialization and excluding CS 6000.6
Hours Subtotal6
Electives 3, 4
Select 6 hours of elective CS courses at the 5000-level or above.6
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements
CS 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 2-15 credit hours, maximum of 40 credit hours.)21
Hours Subtotal21
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval