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Department of Computer Science

602 ICT Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.6015
F. 403.284-4707

Doctoral (PhD) Thesis-based

The Ph.D. program requires course work, a single-authored scientific paper , an oral candidacy exam, and submission and successful defense of a thesis. The thesis must be an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in or understanding of the field of study, and include material worthy of publication.

The Ph.D. program is a full-time program normally taking approximately four years (for an M.Sc. graduate). A student transferring from the M.Sc. program would take up to a year longer.

Program Expected Time (years) Maximum Time (years)
With completed M.Sc. Without completed M.Sc. With completed M.Sc. Without completed M.Sc.
CPSC Ph.D. 4 5 6 6

Guidelines for the Ph.D. Program in Computer Science

  • Old Regulations:

Annual Progress Reports

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