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    Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Augusta University Catalog 
2022-2023 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Computer and Cyber Sciences

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The Graduate School  Program Overview

The doctoral degree (PhD) in Computer and Cyber Sciences prepares individuals to deeply understand both foundational and applied aspects of the field of computing and cyber sciences. Students are prepared to carry out original research in computer and cyber sciences by learning how the existing state-of-the-art is advanced  and how new ideas are developed, evaluated, and presented. Students are prepared for research, teaching, and/or advanced development positions in academia, industry, or government.

Program Contact
Gagan Agrawal
Admissions Information

For additional information regarding admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Academic Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Coursework meeting the Ph.D.-specific program requirements (breadth classes and electives);
  • passing Research-Project Examination;
  • passing Comprehensive Examination;
  • Ph.D. dissertation proposal as per the guidelines by The Graduate School 
  • Ph.D. dissertation and its defense as per the guidelines by The Graduate School.
Program Length: 7 Years
CIP Code: 11.0101
Program Code: 1DPHIL-CSCS

Degree Requirements:

Breadth Tracks:

To satisfy the Breadth Requirements, the student must take 6 courses totaling 18 credit hours. Among the 4 tracks, students choose, based on their interests and in consultation with their academic or dissertation advisor, 2 tracks in which they take 2 classes, and the other 2 tracks in which they take 1 class each.

To have the courses satisfy the Breadth Requirements, the student must receive a grade of B or better in each of the 6 courses and have more A’s than B’s in the 6 courses.

A course in a Breadth Track that is taken by a student but not used to satisfy Breadth Requirements is considered as Elective.

Dissertation: 36 Hours

After students have a formal advisor and have passed the comprehensive exam, they may register for CSCI-8940 (1-9 credits), Dissertation Research. A minimum of 36 credits of CSCI-8940 needs to be completed prior to graduation.

Total Hours for the Degree: Minimum 72 Hours

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