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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

Graduate School of Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

Date Program Established - 1/1/1995


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://www.cs.utsa.edu/graduate/ph-d-degree/.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 4 (average, 2009-2011)
2 Graduation Rates 36%
3 Average Time to Degree 5 Years (average, 2009-2011)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 -- -- -- --
2009-2010 2 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 5 80% 20% 0%
5 Admissions Criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctoral degree program in Computer Science in addition to University-wide graduate admission requirements are as follows:

  • a B.A., B.S., or M.S. degree in computer science or a related area;
  • the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test—verbal, math, and analytical sections. The GRE computer science subject test is strongly recommended but not required. When GRE scores are used to determine admission, applicants will be compared to applicants with similar socioeconomic backgrounds; and
  • three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s readiness for doctoral study.

Admission is competitive. Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. An application should also include a résumé and a statement of research experience and interest. Applicants will automatically be considered for scholarships, and teaching and research assistantships.

For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 35 (63%)
7 Average Financial Support Provided $14,257
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 2.93
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2008-2009 98
2009-2010 93
2010-2011 134
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds 11
Grant Value Per Faculty $276,457
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year $6,911,434
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 80%
12 Number of Core Faculty 23
13 Faculty Teaching Load 10.5
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 12 1
Black 0 0
Hispanic 0 0
Other 7 3
Total 19 4
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 9 0 9
Black 0 0 0
Hispanic 1 0 1
Other 48 12 60
Total 58 12 70
16 Date of Last External Review April 2008
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2008-2009 53
2009-2010 39
2010-2011 54