Thanks for visiting us. We extend a hearty welcome to students of all nationalities and backgrounds interested in obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science. It is a great time to be pursuing an advanced degree in Computer Science, and Montana State University is a great place for that pursuit. Our faculty are involved in all sorts of interesting research projects (check out the Faculty & Staff link in the left panel) and offer course, research, and project opportunities at the leading edge of Computer Science. To top it off, Montana State University is located in one of the most beautiful and pleasant places to live while pursuing the degree.

Whether you are a prospective Ph.D. student just checking us out, a newly admitted Ph.D. student wondering how to proceed, or a continuing Ph.D. student needing to review the requirements for the degree, you are at the right place. Follow the links in the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Menu below to learn what you need to know.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Menu


Admissions Requirements

Credit Requirements

Course Requirements

Annual Reviews

Qualifying Examination

Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation and Defense

Ph.D. Funding Opportunities in the COE