After a MSc in Computer Science, the PhD program consists of at least 9 credit hours of course work and 51 credit hours of research resulting in the presentation of a substantial thesis. In addition, the student is required to give two non-credit CS seminar presentations. Successful completion of the PhD course requires a minimum of three (3) full years.
Ph.D. Summary (After M.Sc.)
|Courses (CS8xx)*||9 credit hours|
|Research (CS901)||51 credit hours|
|Two CS seminar presentations (CS 900)||0 credit hours|
|Total:||60 credit hours|
* A minimum of 9 credit hours of course work are required, and course selection must adhere to the following conditions:
- Courses must be chosen in consultation with the supervisor or co-supervisors
- Only one course may be taught by the supervisor or co-supervisor
- Only one course may be a directed reading
The major portion of the Ph.D. program consists of original research under the direction of a Supervisory Committee. The supervisory committee is described on the Graduate Program / Graduate Theses / Supervisory and Examination Committees section of the website.