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 I, II, and III - and a fourth "Quals Pass" in a course from any on the core or elective list.
|Core Qual Courses|
|I||COMPSCI 532||Design and Analysis of Algorithms|
|COMPSCI 534 *||Computational Complexity|
|II||COMPSCI 510||Operating Systems|
|COMPSCI 550||Advanced Computer Architecture|
|III||COMPSCI 520||Numerical Analysis|
|COMPSCI 570||Artificial Intelligence|
|Elective Qual Courses|
|COMPSCI 512||Distributed Information Systems|
|COMPSCI 514||Computer Networks|
|COMPSCI 516||Data Intensive Computer Systems|
|COMPSCI 527||Computer Vision|
|COMPSCI 554||Fault Tolerant and Testable Computing|
|COMPSCI 555||Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers|
|COMPSCI 571||Machine Learning|
Qualifying Exams - Spring Semester
The courses listed below will have a qualifying exam offered prior to the start of the spring semester. Students interested in taking one or more of these exams should register by January 1.
January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018
January 9, 2018
COMPSCI 534 *
*Course COMPSCI 534 is ONLY offered every other Spring. It was offered in Spring 2017, will NOT be offered in Spring 2018, and will be offered again in Spring 2019. The Qual exam is offered every Spring.
Qualifying Exams - Fall Semester
The courses listed below will have a qualifying exam offered prior to the start of the fall 2018 semester. Dates for the exams and registration will be announced.
To register for a qual exam, send an email to gpc at cs.duke.edu. For more details on the qual requirement, see the Qualification Requirement section of the Computer Science PhD Degree Requirements.