Fully Funded PhD in Computer Science at Rutgers University
Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program are expected to acquire a broad knowledge in all areas of computer science, and an overall perspective of the field, its structure, and its problems.
They are expected to study at least one subfield in considerable depth, and to make substantial contributions to that subfield through creative research and serious scholarship.
Students should be able to advance the basic understanding of information processes, and to contribute to the creation and consolidation of knowledge in computer science.
In addition, they should be able to see and understand new problems between different areas within computer science as well as between computer science and other fields, to find imaginative solutions for them, and to carry them through.
PhD in Computer Science Program Requirements
An academic record (undergraduate and previous graduate work) that shows distinction (B+ or higher) in Computer Science, Mathematics and related fields. (The mean GPA for a recent entering class of students was 3.62; this included Master’s and PhD students, with and without financial aid. )
PhD Funding Coverage
The department does not give any need-based financial aid to Ph.D. students. However, the department typically provides Ph.D. students with financial support in the form of teaching assistantships, fellowships or grant-funded research assistantships.
These assistantships/fellowships are intended to cover our student’s basic financial needs. This includes a stipend for living expenses, health insurance and tuition remission. Any financial support assumes that the student remains in good standing in the program.
Financial support is typically guaranteed for the first two years and a student can expect it to be extended to the following three years.
1. A high score on all the GRE examinations required, and the TOEFL exam in the case of foreign students. (The mean GRE scores for a recent entering class of students were: Verbal 150, Quantitative 160, the mean TOEFL score was 92, IBT S >21 IBT L >21.)
2. Strong letters of recommendation.
3. A clear statement, about one page in length, outlining the reasons why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate study in computer science. (If appropriate, please specify one or more areas of particular interest, to help us assign advisors)
4. Submit copies or originals of all materials above with your application directly. After being accepted by the department you must submit originals of transcripts, GRE and TOEFL scores, as well financial documents for final acceptance by the School of Graduate Studies.
The deadline for the for the fall semester is January 1st. Students are not typically admitted for the spring semester.