60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computer Science program from University of Arizona is designed to provide students with advanced coursework and substantive research experience to prepare graduates to be the leaders in industry and academia. 

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Key Features

There is an emphasis on producing original work to present at conferences or published in peer-reviewed journals. Students who successfully complete the Computer Science program from University of Arizona go on to take leadership, entrepreneurial, and scholarly positions.

PhD students progress through four phases in their study.  Initially, students are required to begin coursework while identifying a faculty mentor to serve as their research advisor.  As students progress in coursework and research, they will be evaluated each semester on their progress towards their Qualifying Exam by the completion of a Portfolio (initially evaluated in the 3rd semester and completed by their 5th semester).  Students are required to complete a minor either as a CS internal minor or in another degree program at the UA (see coursework).  As research progresses and coursework is completed, students next identify their committee and propose their dissertation work during their Comprehensive Exam, completed by their 7th semester. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Computer Networking
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Principles of Compilation
  • Computer Architecture
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Computer Graphics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upload unofficial pdf versions of all transcripts to the online application. If a grading scheme other than the conventional 0-4 is used by an institution, submit a scanned copy of the key to the transcript to include the grading scheme used by each such institution. If transcripts are in a language other than English, upload both the original and its English translation.
  • Each applicant will need to submit GRE test scores (general test only). 
  • A minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted online (by the recommender). 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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