Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science at Georgetown University
The PhD program accepts applications annually to begin study during the following Fall semester; we do not currently solicit applications to begin study in Spring semesters. Students may apply for the PhD program before or after earning an MS degree.
PhD students in good standing receive financial support during the first five academic years of their program, including tuition, health insurance, and a service stipend assistantship.
PhD in Computer Science Program Requirements
Successful PhD applicants will hold a BS or MS degree in computer science or a closely-related field or will have significant coursework or professional experience in computer science.
A strong background in computer science topics including data structures and algorithms, hardware and architecture, and computer programming; as well as mathematics including discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, linear algebra, and calculus is expected.
Prior research experience and/or publication, either in an academic or professional setting is favored.
PhD Funding Coverage
Yes, every offer of admission to the PhD program includes an offer of financial aid for five years of study in the program. This offer covers the full cost of health insurance, required coursework for the program, and an assistantship position which provides a stipend during the academic year.
1. Application Form: Submission of the electronic application form will activate your application to the Graduate School. All hard copy documents submitted in support of the application should be submitted according to the guidelines.
2. Academic Statement of Purpose: An Academic Statement of Purpose is required for your application. Be sure to check your academic program of interest for any specific requirements regarding the statement. If there are no specific program requirements, your statement of approximately 500 words should address your intellectual interests, academic and professional objectives, and proposed topic(s) of graduate study.
3. Optional Statement (Diversity, Personal Background, and Contributions): As Georgetown is a diverse, global community, we encourage you to upload a brief statement of up to 500 words to help the Admissions Committee understand the contribution your personal background and individual experiences would make to our community.
4. Transcripts: Applicants are required to upload to the application copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended where more than 15 credits of coursework have been completed or where program prerequisites have been completed (any number of credits).
5. Self-Reported GPA: You will be required to self-report the grade point averages (GPA) for undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework in the Self-Reported GPA section of the application.
6. Official Recommendations: Three official recommendations are required by the Graduate School unless your program only mandates two. These recommendations must be from persons in positions to appraise the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Some programs have specific requirements for recommendation providers.
7. Official Test Results: Most departments and programs require applicants to take standardized entrance examinations, such as the GRE, GRE subject tests, GMAT, MCAT or others.
8. English Proficiency: All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
9. Resume/CV: Include a current resume or curriculum vitae that highlights your academic and professional achievements, research experience, and relevant skills.
January 15, 2024
Pay the non-refundable application fee of $90 USD. This fee is required to process your application.