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Doctor of Science in Computer Science

Dissertation Proposal

At least two years prior to the dissertation defense candidates must present a written proposal, in either a National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation (NSF) format, of their dissertation work to the advisory committee. The proposal is to be given to the doctoral program coordinator two weeks in advance of the meeting with the committee. The student must successfully defend the rationale and experimental procedures for the proposed doctoral dissertation. Students are encouraged to present an open seminar on the proposal prior to meeting with the advisory committee. Students who fail the proposal defense may repeat the proposal defense a maximum of one time. If a second failure occurs, he/she may be dismissed from the program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Darsana Josyula (djosyula[at]

Computer Science Building Suite 207
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715
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