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MS Students Applying To PhD Program

The selection of M.S. students who apply for admission into the Ph.D. program is a rigorous, internal process that identifies candidates who have demonstrated academic and research potential and achievement. The following application material must be submitted to the CS Graduate Student Affairs Office during last term of full-time enrollment:

Statement of purpose: Due no later than Week 2 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Application for Admission to Ph.D. Program: Due no later than Week 2 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Letter of Recommendation: Statement from faculty advisor recommending admission and guaranteeing funding support for duration of graduate study and research. Due no later than Week 7 of the last term of full-time enrollment.

Letter of Recommendation Forms from faculty advisor and two other CS faculty. All must have evaluated either the student’s Capstone Project or Thesis. Due no later than theWeek 7 of the last term of full-time enrollment. The deadline for filing the M.S. thesis with the Young Research Library is Week 7 of the quarter. The deadline for filing the Capstone Project results with the CS Graduate Student Affair Office also is Week 7 of the quarter, which is 3 weeks earlier than the regular due date, to accommodate the processing and review of the application to the Ph.D. program. If all documents are submitted on or before the deadlines noted above and admission is offered, the effective term for classification as a Ph.D. student would be the term following the completion of all requirements for the M.S. degree, which includes submission of the M.S. thesis or Capstone Project.

NOTE: Failure to submit each document by the deadline will cancel consideration  of the internal M.S. to Ph.D. application. Students would then need to apply through the regular Graduate Division online application.