REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Interim Head of the Department
J.M. Foltz

The degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy are offered in Computer Science.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

1. Admission into the Ph.D. program in Computer Science is normally restricted to candidates holding a Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related area. Others may be considered for admission. See section A of theGENERAL REGULATIONS. International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit results of the (general) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test.

2. Each candidate for the Ph.D. shall complete a program of graduate courses prescribed by the supervisory committee. The normal minimum will be 9 credit hours.

3. The candidate shall take the Comprehensive Examination within the time limits specified in section H of the GENERAL REGULATIONS. Students should consult the departmental guidelines for a detailed description of the content of the Comprehensive Examination.

4. The Ph.D. degree program will conclude with an oral defence of the thesis as described in section J of the GENERAL REGULATIONS.

COURSES

In accordance with Senate’s Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
6711. Syntax and Semantics of Programming Languages
6713. Software Engineering
6714. Functional Programming
6716. Concurrent Programming
6718-6719. Special Topics in Programming Languages
   
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
6722. Advanced Computer Architectures
6727. Introduction to High Performance Computer Systems
6728-6729. Special Topics in Computer Systems - Computer Networks

NUMERICAL COMPUTATIONS
6731. Topics in Numerical Methods
6738-6739. Special Topics in Numerical Methods

THEORETICAL ASPECTS
6741. Advanced Automata Theory
6742. Theory of Databases
6743. Complexity of Computational Problems
6745. Special Topics - Advanced Computational Geometry
6748-6749. Special Topics in Theoretical Computer Science

APPLICATIONS
6751. Database Technology and Information Retrieval
6752. Applications of Computer Graphics
6754. Foundations of Computer Aided Design
6756. Digital Image Processing
6758-6769. Special Topics in Computer Applications


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