All PhD and PhD Track students are required to submit the Comprehensive Course Requirement form to the Graduate Affairs Committee by the end of the first month of the initial registration. The objective of the comprehensive course requirement is to ensure that the student obtains a breadth of knowledge of computer science, as well as sufficient depth in a specific field. Students should indicate what courses they will be taking or have taken that can satisfy the breadth and depth components of the comprehensive course requirement. If the student has taken courses outside the department that can satisfy the breadth requirement, s/he must contact the faculty in the research area for approval. Once the comprehensive course proposal is approved, the student can take the courses in accordance with the proposal.
PhD Track students should require to the coursework requirements webpage for detailed information about the number of credits that they are required to take iin order to be eligible to transfer to the PhD program.