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Computer Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

  • 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.
  • The Department of Computer Science provides leading-edge computing technology to all its students. PhD students’ offices are very similar to those of faculty, with windows overlooking the campus and surrounding area.  Students also have access to compute clusters and labs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Discourse for Internationals
  • Academic Interactions
  • Negotiating an Academic Classroom
  • Speaking Professionally for Internationals
  • Advanced Articulation Tutorial

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

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.

Application Components

  • The Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE
  • TOEFL/IELTS
  • Application Fee and Waivers
  • Paper Credentials and Other Documentation
  • Criteria for Admission
  • Notification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54320 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    54320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54320 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    54320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54320 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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