PhD in Computer Science at University of Texas at San Antonio
The research in the Department of Computer Science is supported by more than $10M in active research grants and contracts from various external funding agencies. PhD students conduct innovative research in cooperation with and under the supervision of department faculty.
Activities of research assistants include implementing prototype systems, developing and proving new theories, conducting experiments, attending international conferences, and publishing their results in scientific journals.
The department’s 21 faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas including algorithms, bioinformatics, computer and information security, computer architecture, computer networks, databases, high performance computing, parallel and distributed systems, programming languages and compilers, and software engineering among others.
PhD in Education Program Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution. Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours.
PhD Funding Coverage
The Department of Computer Science provides full-financial supports for full-time Ph.D. students with either Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which includes a monthly stipend, paid tuition and fees, and paid health insurance.
Together, the financial package is very competitive and represents a total about $42,000 annually. This support is based on full-time enrollment in the Ph.D. program and is provided to students without outside employment.
1. Required Degree: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
2. Minimum GPA: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
3. Coursework: 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
4. Transcripts: Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
5. Credential Evaluation: Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
6. English Language Proficiency: 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
7. Purpose Statement: Required
8. Resume: Required
9. Letters of Recommendation: 3 academic or professional reference(s) demonstrating your attributes for successful completion of this program (you will request these through the Graduate Admissions Application; let your recommenders know of your deadline to ensure submissions are on time)
February 1, 2024