Computer Science and Engineering: PhD

Graduate Program in Computer Science and Engineering

Dec. 15; Oct. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The Computer Science and Engineering program emphasizes research of the highest technical quality that also serves to improve the quality of life. Our research areas include algorithms and theory; artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and robotics; bioinformatics, computational biology, and human health; biometrics and computer vision; complex networks, data mining, and machine learning; computer architecture and nanotechnology; high performance and scientific computing; security and cryptography; software engineering and software systems; wireless, mobile, and embedded systems. The PhD program is focused on research and leads to a research career in the academy, industry, or government. Students in the PhD program are generally supported as research or teaching assistants, take classes part-time, and focus on research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The PhD degree can be completed in three to five years, and is open to students with either a B.S. or M.S. degree.

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Jane Cleland-Huang
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-3637

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