Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

                                                                                                       PhD CS                                       

Prerequisites Applicants must have an earned Master’s degree in an Information Technology or allied field with a substantial research component as demonstrated by a presentation of the research output in a refereed national or international CS conference or a publication in a refereed national or international CS journal.
 
Applicants must have relevant research experience in the field of Computer Science within the last three (3) years.
Admission requirements Applicants must successfully complete the requirements for admission to the Ateneo de Manila’s graduate school. 
Bridging program Applicants with a Master’s degree in an Information Technology or allied field with a research-based thesis but with no prior conference presentation or journal publication outputs must successfully complete the following remedial academic requirements before admission in to the PhD CS program:
 
  • Two (2) CS 2XX Master’s level electives (6 units)
  • Research-based paper published in a national/ international refereed CS conference/ journal or paper published in national/ international CS journal

 
Applicants with a Master’s degree in an Information Technology or allied field but without a research-based thesis and with no prior conference presentation or journal publication outputs must successfully complete the following remedial academic requirements before admission in to the PhD CS program:
 
·       CS 290 Methods of Research (3 units)
·       Two (2) CS 2XX Master’s level electives (6 units)
·       Research-based paper published in a national/ international refereed CS conference/ journal or paper published in national/ international CS journal
 

Curriculum Total of 30 units
I. CS Specialization Courses (18 units)
·       6 3XX Field of concentration subject
II. Dissertation (12 units)
  • CS 390A Dissertation Writing I
  • CS 390B Dissertation Writing II
International research experience The doctoral candidate is strongly encouraged to do a sandwich program for a period of three (3) to twelve (12) months at a reputable foreign university or IT research laboratory.  If undertaken, it is recommended that the sandwich program take place after successfully defending the dissertation proposal. Prior to departure, the student must submit a detailed project plan to his/her adviser, for approval.
Publication requirement Acceptance of at least one (1) paper at a reputable international refereed scientific journal
Acceptance of at least one (1) full paper in a national/ international refereed conferences