PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals gather to discuss our latest research projects at CSE Industrial Career Day, 2016. Photo credit: Onion Studio.

Students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals gather to discuss our latest research projects at CSE Industrial Career Day, 2016. Photo credit: Onion Studio

The PhD in Computer Science and Engineering is your passport to a career in academia or industrial research.  Our PhD graduates have gone on to win tenure-track faculty positions, lead major technology firms, create their own innovative startups, and even assume a university presidency.

The PhD in Computer Science and Engineering degree provides an opportunity for students to pursue a program of research in a specialized area and to develop a dissertation that embodies the results of original research and gives evidence of high scholarship.

The PhD in Computer Science and Engineering program currently enrolls 134 doctoral candidates. (June 19, 2019)

Degree Requirements

Your degree requirements are defined in the CSE Graduate Handbook that was in force during your matriculation year.

Matriculation Date Graduate Handbook
Fall 2018 - Present Graduate Handbook 2018
Fall 2016 - Spring 2018 Graduate Handbook 2016
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Graduate Handbook 2015
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Graduate Handbook 2014
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Graduate Handbook 2013
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Graduate Handbook 2012
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Graduate Handbook 2011
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 Graduate Handbook 2010
Fall 2008 - Spring 2010 Graduate Handbook 2009
Fall 2007 - Spring 2008 Graduate Handbook 2007