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Department ofComputer Science

PhD Program

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

WPI faculty members are at the forefront of many pioneering discoveries in the field of computer science. As a PhD candidate you’ll reap the benefits of working alongside these world-renowned researchers on cutting-edge breakthroughs.

While they have high expectations for your performance and contribution, WPI professors will offer you much in return. Each Computer Science faculty member is committed to advising you through course work, projects, research, and career decisions. You.ll be heavily integrated within their research activities and actively engaged in the continuing quest to use computer science to solve real-world problems.

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Degree Requirements

The PhD degree requirements consist of a coursework component and a research component, which together must total at least 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree requirement. Learn more...

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