Upon entering the Ph.D. program, each student will be assigned an academic advisor, and with the help of the advisor will choose a study plan (which can be brought up to date when necessary).There is considerable flexibility in the choice of a study plan. However, in choosing their courses, students should keep in mind the detailed course requirements established by the Department of Computer Science (discussed below) that they must satisfy within the set of courses they take for the Ph.D. degree.
Each student must have an academic advisor, who is a DCS faculty member. This need not be the same person that will become their research advisor. Generally, the research advisor must be a DCS faculty member. Note that the Graduate Faculty of Computer Science includes several individuals who have principal appointments in other departments (e.g., Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, and Psychology). These individuals are referred to as "courtesy'' members of the Department of Computer Science. A courtesy member of the department may be chosen as a research advisor only with the approval of the Graduate Committee, if petitioned by the student and supported by the student's academic advisor. Students who are doing research with a courtesy member of the department must engage in regular discussions about that work with their academic advisor.
* Introduction To The Foundations Of Computer Science
* Numerical Analysis
* Design And Analysis Of Data Structures And Algorithms I
* Linear Programming
* Network And Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms
* Computer Methods For Partial Differential Equations
* Computational Geometry
* Complexity Of Computation
* Combinatorial Methods In Complexity Theory
* Topics In The Foundation Of Computer Science
In addition to the general admission criteria of the Graduate School, the department requires that applicants to the M.S. program have completed an accredited undergraduate program in Computer Science, or at least taken the core prerequisite courses for the undergraduate degree as listed below:
* A substantial background in mathematics
* Working knowledge of high level languages, data structures, computer architecture and assembly language, algorithm design and analysis, and some elective courses in advanced undergraduate areas
Applicants who have adequate knowledge of the above subjects but who have not completed all academic courses in these areas may show proficiency by obtaining a high score on the GRE Subject Test in Computer Science. All applicants are required to take the aptitude part of the GRE examination (verbal, analytic and mathematical reasoning sections). The Computer Science Subject Test is optional, but highly recommended, particularly for applicants with a non-CS background, or who have been out of school for several years.
Criteria for admission currently include: * An academic record
* A high score on all the GRE examinations required, and the TOEFL exam in the case of foreign students.
* Strong letters of recommendation.
* A clear statement, about one page in length, outlining the reasons why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate study in computer science.
English Language RequirementsTOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
All first year PhD students are supported by departmental or university fellowships or graduate assistantships, which provide stipend, tuition remission, and sometimes student fees for the first year.After the first year, students will be supported by their advisors through fellowships and graduate assistantships.
There are also a number of multi-year fellowships available for advanced students through NSF and NIH training programs. BME also has a limited number of teaching assistantships for graduate students who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.
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