The Center for Data Science is excited to announce a new PhD Program in Data Science. The program will prepare students to advance the state-of-the-art in data science research and prepare them for outstanding careers in academia or industry. Admitted students are guaranteed financial support in the  form of tuition and a stipend in the fall and spring semesters for up to five years. This support allows students to focus on their research goals independently of any grants that may become available through their research advisors.

Degree Requirements

To be awarded the PhD in Data Science, students must, within 10 years of first enrolling:

  • Complete 72 credit hours while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0).
  • Pass a Comprehensive Exam.
  • Pass the Depth Qualifying Exam (DQE) by May 15 of their fourth semester.
  • Complete all the steps for approval of their PhD dissertation.

For more information on degree requirements, visit PhD Curriculum.