Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduate Study
Computer Science - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

Applicants should be in the top 25 percent of their master's degree classes and should have a grade–point average of at least 3.50 on a scale of 4.0. 

Applicants must submit their scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test.

Applicants who have a Bachelor of Science degree and who demonstrate exceptional potential for graduate study may be accepted for admission to the doctoral program.

Additional information is available on the Department's Web site at http://cse.msu.edu.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified by the department in the Graduate Handbook available at http://cse.msu.edu as well as requirements specified by their guidance committees.  All courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the degree must have been completed under the numerical grading system.