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Computer Science

Computer Science Graduate Education Resources

Why Go to Graduate School?

How to Apply to Graduate School in Computer Science?

The Harvey Mudd Guide to Graduate School in Computer Science
This is a good general introductory discussion to applying to grad school, though it is a little out of date (for example, it mentions the CS GRE Subject test, which no longer exists).

Applying to PhD Programs in Computer Science
In-depth notes and advice on the process from a Carnegie Mellon professor.

HOWTO: Get into grad school for science, engineering, math and computer science

Writing a Statement of Purpose

So Long and Thanks for the PhD! aka Everything I wanted to know about C.S. graduate school at the beginning but didn’t learn until later.
Provides a humorous and blunt view on life as a CS grad student (not the admissions process).

What qualities characterize a great PhD student?
This Quora question has a number of good answers, including an insightful one from MIT professor David Karger.

Graduate School Information Guide

National Research Council Study of Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science (2010), as presented at PhDs.org

USNews and Report, Computer Engineering Grad School ranking

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Last Updated: 2/27/15