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Computer Science

Brown's Computer Science Ph.D. program offers one of the best environments for research and education in computer science. The faculty, consisting of world leaders in their research areas, has grown steadily in number over the years. The program offers a wide variety of research options in both established and emerging areas of the discipline, and seeks out Brown's many opportunities for multidisciplinary research. Ph.D. candidates can earn a master's degree on the way to completing the Ph.D., but students admitted for a terminal master's degree cannot automatically transition to Ph.D. candidacy.

Additional resources: The Department of Computer Science provides leading-edge computing technology to all its students. Each Ph.D. student is provided with a desktop computer and desk in a departmental office. Students also have access to compute clusters. In addition, there are six research labs: the Algorithmics Lab, the Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Graphics Lab, the Internet Lab, the Motion Capture Lab, and the Systems Lab.

Completion Requirements
Ph.D.: Eight courses satisfying distribution requirements, major and minor course sequences, programming comprehensive examination and research project by the end of the second year in residence, dissertation proposal, and dissertation.

Admission Information
GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Recommended
Application deadline: December 15