Qualifying Exams - Fall Semester

During their first two years in the PhD program, students must receive a "Quals Pass" (B+ or better) in three core qual courses - one each from A, B, and C - and a fourth "Quals Pass" in a course from any on the core or elective list.

Core Qual Courses
 ACOMPSCI 510Operating Systems
COMPSCI 550Advanced Computer Architecture
 BCOMPSCI 532Design and Analysis of Algorithms    
COMPSCI 534Computational Complexity
 CCOMPSCI 520Numerical Analysis
COMPSCI 570Artificial Intelligence
Elective Qual Courses
COMPSCI 527Computer Vision
COMPSCI 571Machine Learning

The courses listed below will have a qualifying exam offered prior to the start of the semester. Students interested in taking one or more of these exams should register by August 8, 2014. Alternatively, students may enroll in a 'qual' course and attempt to earn the Quals Pass based upon exam performance during the semester.

Monday
August 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
LSRC D106
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
LSRC D106
Thursday
August 21, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 PM
LSRC D106
COMPSCI 532*
Algorithms
COMPSCI 570
Artificial Intelligence
COMPSCI 550
Architecture
Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus

* Course was renumbered from 530 to 532 beginning Fall 2014.

To register for a qual exam, send an email to gpc at cs.duke.edu. For more details on the qual requirement, see section 2.6 of the Computer Science Graduate Degree Requirements.

Spring schedule / Fall schedule