Graduate coursework in areas other than Computer Science can be transferred on a course-by-course basis with approval of the Ph D Committee (PHDC).
Other graduate coursework in Computer Science may be transferred on a course-by-course basis.
The PHDC will consult with the student’s research advisor to decide whether an exception is granted and to determine the conditions the student needs to meet.
The courses used to fulfill the breadth requirement must satisfy the following: (a) Approved list courses: At least 4 of the courses must be taken from the approved list of courses given in the appendix below.
The 4 courses must satisfy the following two requirements: i) Theory requirement: At least one of the 4 courses must be taken in the Theory area.
ii) Systems & Applications Requirement: At least two of the 4 courses must be taken in Systems & Applications.
Examples of inappropriate courses include those in which students are traditionally not differentially evaluated (e.g., all students receive A's or "pass") and courses in which grades are based on attendance or making a presentation of someone else's work, rather than on tests and assignments.
Students, under their advisors’ guidance, should select their courses from the approved list so that they are exposed to a broad set of topics in computer science.
A brief report on the project must be produced and approved by the PHDC.
Approved Course List: The list of approved courses will be reviewed regularly by the PHDC and is subject to change.