Computer Science PhD
The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.
Total Units Required: 15
|15 graded units of graduate coursework for the PhD|
|Six (6) units should be at the 400 - level or above|
Not counting COMP_SCI 545-0 and COMP_SCI 546-0 (the two credits PhD students can earn for teaching)
|The normal full-time course load is three units and maximum is four units per academic quarter. All students receiving financial aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, etc.) must register as full-time students.|
Other PhD Degree Requirements
- Dissertation Adviser: PhD students are required to obtain a permanent faculty advisor by the end of their third quarter (typically spring quarter). The adviser, who must have a primary academic appointment in the Computer Science department, or an active and current courtesy appointment, must formally notify the CS department and supply an approved funding plan for the student.
- Research: independent research leading to dissertation; research is begun by third quarter of first year or sooner, continuing through summer into second year
- Teaching: at least two experiences as instructor, teaching assistant, or teaching trainee
- Examinations: Prospectus, Oral Thesis Defense, and Written Dissertation vary by research group as described in the CS Graduate Study Manual but must follow the timelines set by The Graduate School.