PhD Students—


The Fall 2021 PhD qualifying exams will be held during the week of August 9th – 13th, 2021.  If you plan on taking the exams please register by Friday, April 23rd, 2021. Please read the information below and contact us at [log in to unmask] before the deadline if you have any questions about how this requirement applies to you.  All students are allowed to withdraw from exams without declaring a reason up to ten days prior to the exam date.


Students who have reached their breadth requirement deadline this semester and are waiting for final grades should go ahead and register for exams.  You will have the opportunity to withdraw from exams if your current coursework satisfies the breadth requirement.



To register for the Fall 2021 exam session, please respond to this email with the following information:


More Information

Exam Policies and Procedures:

Information on the Individual Exams—see Menu on the Left:

PhD in Computer Science Catalog Entry:


Feel free to reach out to [log in to unmask] with any questions or concerns. Thanks so much and take care!


Department of Computer Science

George Mason University

Nguyen Engineering Building, Suite 4300

4400 University Drive, MS 4A5

Fairfax, VA 22030