Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics Concentration (PhD)

Admission to Candidacy/Online Plan of Study

Students should apply for candidacy as soon as they become eligible. A doctoral student is eligible to apply for candidacy when:

  1. He/she has passed the qualifying examination.
  2. A minimum of 3.0 GPA in all courses attempted as a doctoral student has been maintained.

Students may not register for dissertation credits until their admission to candidacy.

Transfer Credits

Any transfer credits (from other institutions) toward the requirements for the PhD degree must be approved by the department, the college, and the university. The transfer credits must correspond to equivalent requirements and performance levels expected for the degree. A maximum of 30 credit-hours can be transferred from a Master's degree. In addition to the credits for a Master's degree, no more than 6 credit-hours of course work can be transferred from another institution.