Doctor of Philosophy in Software Engineering

Curriculum

The PhD in software engineering program is tailored to the student. Students must arrange a course program with the guidance and approval of a faculty member chosen as their graduate advisor. Adjustments can be made as the student’s interests develop and a specific dissertation topic is chosen.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Software Engineering

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Software Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Test score required: Yes

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Admission Option One
Degree requirements:  A master's degree in computer science or its equivalent
GPA: Minimum of 3.5 
Test score: Minimum revised GRE scores of 308, 153, 155, 159 and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable. 

Admission Option Two
Degree requirements:  A bachelor's degree in related area that includes two semesters of calculus and linear algebra 
GPA: Minimum of 3.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours
Test score: Minimum revised GRE scores of 315, 156, 159 and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable.

Contact

Shyam Karrah
972-883-4197
Office: ECSS 4.704

Admissions:
gradecs@utdallas.edu

Possible Careers

Professor, researcher, consultant, and software engineer in the public and private sector

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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