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Requirements for Non-CS Majors

We consider applicants from other fields, particularly mathematics, science, and engineering and are willing to accept them despite some deficiencies that they will have to make up.

Major deficiencies are best remedied before applying or attending:

  • object-oriented programming
  • systems programming
  • data structures and algorithms
Other good preparatory material includes computer architecture and operating system concepts, analysis of algorithms, probability, and linear algebra.

A more extensive background opens up more areas for PhD research.

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