Graduate Study at the Program of Computer Graphics
The Program of Computer Graphics is one of a number of
many of which do not have academic departmental status
and cannot themselves confer degrees.
However, as an interdisciplinary research program,
we involve faculty from a number of academic departments,
including Architecture, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,
Materials and Aerospace Engineering, and Psychology.
Graduate students currently have two principal options for study
under a major advisor associated with the Program of Computer Graphics.
The first option is to enter the
Master of Science
program with a major in Computer Graphics.
Students on this degree path normally then minor in Computer Science,
with the bulk of their coursework in that department.
For those students wishing to study
the relationship of computer graphics to an application field
(e.g., architecture or engineering)
the minor is usually in the most closely related subject area.
Applications for the program must be obtained directly from the
Graduate Field Secretary
for the Department of Architecture.
The second path is to major in computer graphics
while obtaining a
Ph.D. degree in
The basic academic requirements are
the satisfactory completion of six graduate computer science courses
in preparation for the Ph.D. qualifying exam.
Following successful completion of that exam,
it is expected that all research will be conducted
at the facilities of the Program of Computer Graphics.
Application information may be obtained directly from the
Ph.D. applicant's guide
listing of specific requirements
Please state your interest in computer graphics
on your application if you wish to pursue an affiliation
with the Program of Computer Graphics.
For more information, visit the PCG
Frequently Asked Questions
resource for prospective graduate students.