The Ph.D. in Computer Science is a research degree which culminates in a unique dissertation that demonstrates original and creative research. Information about its structure and degree requirements can be foundhere. Statements The Graduate School requests two statements to be uploaded:1. Statement of Purpose -Concisely discuss your computer science educational, research, or industrial background as they relate to your objectives. Include any unique experiences relevant to research you have done. Discuss why you are applying to the University of Minnesota. Please include names of faculty members and research groups at the University of Minnesota whose research is of interest to you. Use this area to list any extenuating circumstances such as poor grades or test scores.2. Diversity Statement - for domestic diversity students only, international students do not need to complete this and it is not mandatory for application.