Degree Programs: Full-Time: M.Phil., Ph.D.
Please note: the degree for this program is conferred by GSAS, but program specifics, such as admissions, degree requirements, financial aid, etc., are administered by other schools of the University.
All applicants to this program must apply directly through the Department of Computer Science. Please go to: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/ for more information about Computer Science graduate admissions.
English Proficiency Requirement:
Admitted Ph.D. students who are required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results must attain level 10 on the English Certification Test (ECT) administered by the American Learning Program (ALP). These international students must take the ECT at the fall orientation. For more information, see the Fu Foundation Engineering School's bulletin or contact the Office of Graduate Student Services in 524 Mudd.
A comprehensive program of financial aid for Ph.D. candidates is available. Most full-time Ph.D. candidates are currently supported either by outside sponsors or through the department. The departmental aid consists of a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) or a Teaching Fellowship (TF). The GRA or TF is for nine months and may be renewed each year contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program and availability of funding. Further information is available from the Office of Engineering Financial Aid, 530 Seeley W. Mudd.