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Ph.D. Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS, (or closely related field).
  2. 80th percentile on the quantitative portion of the GRE.
  3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or Graduate GPA of 3.50.
  4. Each Ph.D. applicant must have sponsorship by a member of the faculty. However, this does not necessarily mean they will have funding for the student

Fall admissions deadlines:

All students who want to be considered for financial aid: March 1

After March 1, rolling admission (i.e., complete applications will be reviewed after received until the program is full).

Spring admissions deadline:

All students: October 15

These are in addition to USU's Graduate School requirements

Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF)

   The Computer Science Department is proudly offering one Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) to an
   outstanding graduate student who is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Data Science starting Fall 2020. Please review the PDRF                 responsibilities and eligibility requirements (

If you are interested in applying for a PDRF, please contact a CS faculty member whom you want to work with to see whether he or she is willing to supervise you as you pursue your Ph.D. at Utah State University. He or she will help you to get your application materials submitted.

Updated 1/23/2020 

For further details, visit A Gentle Guide of Applying to the CS Graduate Programs.