A doctorate in computer science of fundamental and applied nature includes algorithms, bioinformatics, databases, security and software engineering. The School of Computing and Engineering faculty members are active in fundamental and applied research. Their research activities are supported by the National Science Foundation and industry.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the graduate program director before applying for admission to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.
Suggested Compatible Co-Disciplines
Telecommunications and computer networking, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, engineering, physics, entrepreneurship and innovation, oral biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, geosciences, economics, chemistry.
Yugyung Lee, Professor
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GPA: 3.5 or above
GRE score: quantitative percentile in the mid-80s or higher
TOEFL/IELTS score (international students only): 79/6.0
Degrees held: MS in Computer Science*
*In exceptional cases, we consider applicants with just baccalaureate in Computer Science or graduate degrees in related fields.
It is expected that the applicants already have at least upper division undergraduate level core courses in a typical computer science program. All applications will receive careful and diligent consideration. Our admission decision is based on looking at the whole student and his/her experience (more than the numbers), and the willingness of a faculty to be the interim advisor.