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The Ph.D. in Computer Science program has two curriculum pathways. With the M.S. pathway, earn a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 51 credits. With the B.S. pathway, earn a Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 66 credits. Courses, research, and dissertation registrations are listed below. 

In both pathways, each student will be required to complete at least three doctoral research courses of CISD 885 (4 credits each, total 12 credits). These courses will be taken at the end of the student’s coursework. These directed study courses will enable the student, with the support of a faculty advisor, to identify a viable research topic and conduct preliminary research that will lead to formal candidacy for the student.

CISD 885 Doctoral Research (4 credits)

Students must complete 24 credits of dissertation registrations, three registrations of CISD 901. Students who do not complete the dissertation within 24 credits will register for CISD 920 Continuing Dissertation until the dissertation is complete.

CISD 901 Doctoral Dissertation (8 credits)

CISD 920 Continuing Dissertation (4 credits)

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