Computer Science and Engineering: PhD

Graduate Program in Computer Science and Engineering

Fall: Dec. 15; Spring: Oct. 15
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The doctoral program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering emphasizes research of the highest technical quality that also serves to improve the quality of life. Our research areas include AI and machine learning, algorithms and theory, assistive technology, computer architecture and nanotechnology; computer vision, medical imaging and biometrics, digital humanities, human computer interaction, natural language processing; network and data science, scientific and high performance computing; security, privacy and cryptography; software engineering, visualization and visual analytics, wireless, mobile, and embedded systems. The Ph.D. program is focused on research and leads to a research career in the academy, industry, or government. Students in the Ph.D. program are generally supported as research or teaching assistants, take classes part-time, and focus on research under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The Ph.D. degree can be completed in three to five years, and is open to students with either a B.S. or M.S. degree.

Updated: 8/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test optional
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution; one must show conferral of a bachelor's degree. (Due upon enrollment)
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Joyce Yeats
Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-8802