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Ph.D. Requirements & QE


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Refer to the following announcement for CS PhD Graduation requirements and PhD Proposal, PhD Qualifying Exam, Enrollment Period and so on. 
 
1. CS PhD Graduation requirement (for all Students)
- Follow the current department CS Journal list for PhD degree
- Other accomplishments may be accepted under the confirmation of  “CS Department PhD committee”

2. Enrollment Period for Students who entered after 2009 Spring
- Enrollment Period : 
  MS Degree- 2 years (within term)/ 3 years(term exceeded)/ 4 years (extension after recognition)
  PhD Degree- 4 years (within term)/ 5 years(term exceeded)/ 6 years (extension after recognition)
  MS&PhD Integrated Degree- 6 years (within term)/ 7 years (extension after recognition)
- PhD Proposal: within 2 years ("Request for Appointment of Dissertation Committee for PhD" at least 2 weeks before the proposal date)
- PhD Qualifying Exam: within 1.5 years
 

■ Qualifying Exam (QE)

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  1) PhD program students must pass their QEs within a year and a half after entering the program.
  2) Master’s-PhD Integrated program students must pass their QEs within a year and a half from the first semester they are considered PhD candidates.
  3) Students transferring from other departments must pass their QEs within a year and a half from the semester in which the department transfer was processed.
  4) Any leave of absence of up to a maximum of two years (i.e. military service, pregnancy and childcare, illness, general leave etc.) shall not be counted when determining the deadline for passing the QE.

5) QE guidelines:

  QE
When to apply Applications must be submitted during the application period in Spring & Fall semesters. This period will be after the period for grade posting.
How to apply Students whose grade point average in three courses is 3.2 or higher should submit their application to the administration office within the application period.
(application download)
QE application Students can apply to take the QE for courses that they've taken.
To apply for the QE, students must choose three courses from the three areas: Theory, Software, and Computer Systems.
If the average grade point from the selected three courses is 3.2 or higher, they will pass the QE. In addition, the grade from each selected course must be B- or higher.
If course credits are transferred from other universities and marked with S/U on a transcript, the student is not allowed to apply for the QE.

This new QE rules will apply to students entering the PhD program in Fall 2018 or later. Students who haven’t yet passed QE and will enter the PhD program in Spring 2018 may choose between the old QE and the new QE.

 

6) QE guidelines:

Theory CS500 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.01, 2017.07)
CS504 Computational Geometry (2015.07, 2016.07, 2017.07)
CS520 Theory of Programming Languages (2017.01, 2017.07)
CS522 Theory of Formal Languages and Automata (2011.01, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.07, 2017.01, 2017.07)
CS579 Computational Linguistics (2015.01)
Software ※ CS520 Theory of Programming Languages(2012.01, 2013.02, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.01, 2017.07)
CS550 Software Engineering ( 2012.06, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.07
CS552 Models of Software Systems (2013.02, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07)
CS554 Designs for Software and Systems (2011.01, 2013.02)
CS560 Database System or CS562 Database Design (2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2011. 06, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.07, 2017.07)
CS570 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (2011.06, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.07)
CS572 Intelligence Robotics (2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01)
CS574 Natural Language Processing I
CS576 Computer Vision
CS580 Interactive Computer Graphics (2014.07, 2016.07)
CS590 Semantic Web
Computer systems CS510 Computer Architecture (2011.01, 2011.06, 2012.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.01, 2017.07)
CS530 Operating System (2009.06, 2010.01, 2011.01, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2014.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.07)
CS540 Network Architecture (2012.01, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.07, 2017.01)
CS542 Internet System Technology (2011.01, 2012.06, 2013.07, 2013.07, 2014.01, 2015.01)
CS543 Distributed Systems (2011.06, 2015.01, 2016.01, 2017.01
CS546 Wireless Mobile Internet (2011.01, 2012.06, 2013.02, 2013.07, 2014.07, 2015.01, 2015.07, 2016.01, 2016.07, 2017.01)
CS548 Advanced Information Security (2013.02, 2016.01, 2017.01)

* CS520 Theory of Programming Languages has been moved from Software to Theory. From Spring 2017, CS520 is counted as Theory. This change applies to students entering the program in 2017 or later.