Master Degree to Doctorate Degree

The School of Graduate Studies of Rutgers University allows PhD students to acquire a Master of Science degree en route to achieving their doctorate degree. In general, the Computer Science department does not grant M.Phil. degrees to PhD students.

The School of Graduate Studies allows PhD students to pursue the Master of Science degree while working on their doctorates. In the Computer Science department this can be formally initiated ONLY AFTER the student has passed the qualifying exam requirement and begun their PhD  thesis research. PhD students seeking their MS must also satisfy all requirements of the MS Program to earn their MS en route to their PhD. Please see

Please see MS requirements here.