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. The coursework used towards the breadth and depth requirements of the PhD program can be used to simultaneously satisfy the conditions needed to obtain the Master of Science degree.