PhD in Computer Science / Law Graduate students interested in pursuing a joint graduate program in Computer Science and Law can apply to a joint degree program between the two academic units. 5730 S. Ellis Avenue Students in the MCIT program will take the six required courses for that degree (except that Math Ph.D. students can ordinarily be exempted from CIT 592) along with electives, for a total of ten courses. if the application occurs during the first year of the primary program, the applicant needs to provide two additional letters of recommendation and his/her undergraduate transcript. Each student in this program will have a primary program (either Mathematics or Computer Science). If admitted to the primary program, the application will be automatically forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee of the secondary program. The dissertation is reviewed in writing by two readers, one of whom is typically the thesis advisor. If admitted to the primary program, the application will be automatically forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee of the secondary program. As a result, students in this joint degree program take no longer than other Math Ph.D. students to finish (generally, five years). For students participating in the joint program, the deadlines for these exams can be relaxed by petitioning the Director of Graduate Studies/Graduate Committee Chair of the primary program. A nearly final draft of the thesis is made accessible to faculty at least two weeks prior to the defense, either in hard copy in the departmental office or, preferably, by posting on the internet. The dissertation is expected to be in an area relevant to both fields. A nearly final draft of the thesis is made accessible to faculty at least two weeks prior to the defense, either in hard copy in the departmental office or, preferably, by posting on the internet. The program is designed for students interesting in obtaining both a JD and a PhD. Students enrolled in either the Mathematics or the Computer Science PhD program may apply to the joint program during the first four years in their current program. Under an arrangement between the Math and Computer Science Departments, up to four of these electives can be taken in the Math Department (subject to certain restrictions on the choice of those courses). The Math Ph.D. requires 20 courses, and the Computer Science masters requires ten courses; but because of double-counting of courses, it is possible to fulfill the course requirements of both degrees with a total of 22 courses. It is permitted to reuse material from the application to the primary program. The reports by the first and the second readers are circulated among faculty of both departments, along with the Thesis abstract and the following information: the location (physical or virtual) where the thesis can be viewed, the planned time and location of the defense, and the names and affiliations of the thesis committee members. One of these, the MSE in Computer and Information Science, is available to students who already have a very strong background in computer science (equivalent to an undergraduate major in that subject). They write a single dissertation that satisfies both programs. There is a two-week period for comments by faculty before the admission of the thesis for defense. Program Overview. This is to insure that these courses do not interfere with taking the basic required Math courses. The applicant must apply to the primary program indicating in the application that he/she wishes to be considered for the joint program. Chicago, IL 60637 The reports by the first and the second readers are circulated among faculty of both departments, along with the Thesis abstract and the following information: the location (physical or virtual) where the thesis can be viewed, the planned time and location of the defense, and the names and affiliations of the thesis committee members. The other degree, the Masters in Computer and Information Technology, is for students with less background in computer science. The applicant must apply to the primary program indicating in the application that he/she wishes to be considered for the joint program. The program proceeds under joint Math-CS oversight, exercised by the Director of Graduate Studies/Graduate Committee Chair of each department.