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PhD Information

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science is a degree of quality.

This program will continue the great tradition of the current undergraduate and graduate programs available through the department.

For complete information about the PhD program, please select the links on the right, or contact the Computer Science Department at 435-797-2451.

PhD Application Deadlines

In order to be considered, you must have a completed application including all supporting materials. 
Fall admissions deadlines:
All students who want to be considered for financial aid: Feb 1 
International students without being considered for financial aid: May 1 
Domestic students without being considered for financial aid: June 15
Spring admissions deadline:
All students: October 15

Areas of Emphases

The Department of Computer Science provides strong learning and research capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering. Research opportunities also exist in Compiler Design, Biomedical Systems, and Computer Security.

Contact Us

For specific information about the Computer Science Department's Graduate Program, please check USU's general catalog.Use the contact information below to get in touch with USU's Computer Science Department.

Dr. Curtis Dyreson
Graduate Advisor
Old Main 402A
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-4205
Tel: 435-797-0742
Email: curtis.dyreson@usu.edu
Genie Hanson
Graduate Program Coordinator
Old Main 424
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-4205
Tel: 435-797-0259
Email: genie.hanson@usu.edu

PhD Admissions Requirements
Information about admissions requirements for the PhD program in Computer Science.

PhD Preliminary Admission Application Form
Submit a preliminary application for admission into the PhD program.

PhD Course Requirements
Information about course requirements for the PhD program in Computer Science.

PhD Examination Policy
The document outlines the policies of the USU Computer Science Department regarding the written and oral PhD qualifying examinations.

PhD Supervisory Committee
Information about PhD Supervisory Committee.

Maintaining Good Standing
There are several factors used in determining a student's standing.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to most common questions asked by PhD Students.

Financial Assistance
Information about financial assistance offered to graduate students.

PhD Student Forms
Most Common used forms by graduate students

Dissertation Style Guides for Computer Science

School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University