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Computer Science and Software Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Auburn, AL, United States
The Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Auburn University offers the Ph.D degree and two master's degrees. All degrees are designated with the major of computer science and software engineering.
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The doctorate Computer Science and Software Engineering at the Auburn University entails a qualifying examination that covers graduate materials and a general examination over the major and minor fields, a dissertation that demonstrates quality scholarship and investigation and a final examination on the dissertation and related subjects.

Advisory committee

The student's graduate study shall be directed by a committee of at least four faculty members, one of whom is designated as the major professor. The major professor serves as the chair of the committee and the primary person responsible for mentoring the student. 

The major professor and at least one committee member must be a resident member of the CSSE department and a member of the graduate faculty. Committee members are selected by the student with the concurrence of the major professor.

Students may elect to have two faculty members share the responsibility of chairing the advisory committee. In such cases, each faculty member is designated a co-chair. One co-chair must a resident member of the CSSE department and a member of the graduate faculty.The other co-chair may come from outside CSSE, but must be a member of the graduate faculty.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    66 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Dissertation and Thesis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15271 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5641 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5641 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Auburn

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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