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 I, II, and III - and a fourth "Quals Pass" in a course from any on the core or elective list.

Core Qual Courses
 ICOMPSCI 532 Design and Analysis of Algorithms    
COMPSCI 534 * Computational Complexity
 IICOMPSCI 510Operating Systems
COMPSCI 550Advanced Computer Architecture
 III  COMPSCI 520Numerical Analysis
COMPSCI 570Artificial Intelligence
Elective Qual Courses
COMPSCI 512 Distributed Information Systems
COMPSCI 514Computer Networks
COMPSCI 516Data Intensive Computer Systems
COMPSCI 527Computer Vision
COMPSCI 554Fault Tolerant and Testable Computing
COMPSCI 555Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers
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 7, 2017. Alternatively, students may enroll in a 'qual' course and attempt to earn the Quals Pass based upon exam performance during the semester.

Monday
August 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
LSRC D106
Wednesday
August 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
LSRC D106
Thursday
August 24, 2017
2:00 - 5:00 PM
LSRC D106
COMPSCI 532
Algorithms
Kamesh Munagala
COMPSCI 570
Artificial Intelligence
Vince Conitzer
COMPSCI 550
Architecture
Ben Lee
Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus

*Course COMPSCI 534 is only offered every other Spring. It was offered in Spring 2017, and will be offered again in Spring 2019. The Qual exam is offered every Spring.

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