Computer Science PhD with Mathematics MSc

  • Thread starter function22
  • Start date
  • #1
Hello,

If I have an MSc degree in mathematics specializing in machine learning, is it possible to enter a PhD program in computer science (also specializing in machine learning)? Will the fact that my degree is in mathematics and not computer science prevent me from doing that? I have heard of people (in my city, a few years ago) who did a degree in mathematics and then did a graduate degree in a different field (like electrical engineering with cryptography focus or economics, without any degree in that other field), so this seems to be possible. How easy/difficult would it be to get into the CS PhD program (considering my area of specialty is the same)?

In addition, what are the differences in employability for a computer science PhD and a mathematics PhD, with both of them being in machine learning? Is one degree or the other preferred by different sectors?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Dr. Courtney
Education Advisor
Insights Author
Gold Member
3,260
2,404
You should contact the specific schools you are considering. Entrance requirements vary for PhD programs.
 

Related Threads on Computer Science PhD with Mathematics MSc

Replies
0
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
603
Replies
9
Views
28K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
703
Replies
0
Views
2K
Top