Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science
The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of TWO graduate courses*, successful completion of the qualifying process and original research leading to a successfully defended Ph.D. thesis. Ph.D. students are normally accepted with funding, which is guaranteed for a minimum of FOUR years, subject to successful completion of the milestones of the PhD program. Funding is available for a FIFTH year following review of progress by the graduate committee.
A Ph.D. thesis should be of sufficient quality to be publishable in a fully refereed international scientific journal.
All theses and projects should be of high enough quality to be published in an online Thesis/Project report series. Completed Theses/Projects are placed in the library in paper form.
*Candidates entering the program before spring 2009 are required to complete a minimum of 4 graduate courses.