The goal of the program is to take people with raw talent and intellect, nurture them in our environment through a thorough immersion in research and coursework, and produce well-educated researchers and future leaders in Computer Science.
The CS PhD is heavily integrated with SCS research activities.
At any time there are about 140 students enrolled.
Records show that it takes about 6 years to complete the program and that over 70% of entering students receive a PhD
Students can enter with just a Bachelor's degree.
Students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in computer science, but most have one either in computer science or in a closely related technical field, such as electrical or computer engineering.