In a recent BU Educational Technology article, Professor Abbas Attarwala describes how...
The following are the subject exams currently available in each of the main areas of Computer Science. Passing one of the subject exams in one of the four main CS areas (Theory, Systems, Software, and Applications) is necessary to satisfy the depth requirement of the PhD qualification. Please contact one of the faculty in your area of interest for more details.
- Algorithms and Theory Subject Exam (Faculty: Gacs, Homer, Levin)
- Networking Subject Exam (Faculty: Bestavros, Byers, Crovella, Matta)
- Programming Language Subject Exam (Faculty: Kfoury, Xi)
- Computer Vision (Faculty: Betke, Sclaroff)
- Cryptography & Security (Faculty: Canetti, Goldberg, Reyzin, Triandopoulos)
For more information, and for details regarding how the subject exam fits in the bigger picture of completing a PhD degree, you may want to check the various PhD degree milestones.