The Ph.D. program in Computer and Cyber Sciences will prepare students for top-ranking positions in research-based companies, universities, government agencies, and technology-based start-up companies.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Cyber Sciences is designed to prepare students for a career in research and advanced development. Students will obtain the necessary skills to create new knowledge in their chosen area of computer and cyber sciences. As a Computer and Cyber Sciences doctoral student, you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique training and research ecosystem, combining core areas of computer and cyber sciences. The doctoral program emphasizes small class sizes and pairs students with our outstanding faculty to increase knowledge and skills through mentorships and participation in ongoing research programs.
Some of the research topics interested graduate students can collaborate with our faculty on include distributed, parallel and quantum computing, security and privacy, formal methods, software engineering, programming languages, cyber-physical, IoT and edge systems, algorithms, artificial intelligence/machine learning, virtual reality, information systems and more.
Why Pursue a Computer and Cyber Sciences Ph.D.?
Students graduating with doctoral degrees in computer and cyber sciences will have distinct advantages. Doctoral degrees are increasingly included in minimum hiring requirements for technical leadership and research positions at high-tech companies and technology-oriented government agencies. The disciplines of computer science and cybersecurity continue growing in their strategic importance in our information age. Each segment of our society, from education to industry and military, is becoming a sophisticated component of the overall digital enterprise. A doctoral degree in computing disciplines opens many new avenues of employment in any of these segments of society.
Application deadlines for Spring 2024!
International applicants: August 1, 2023
Domestic applicants: November 15, 2023
Prospective Computer and Cyber Sciences Ph.D. students will be admitted based on the following criteria:
- Graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned in residence from an accredited English-medium university, in a country in which English is a native language.
- Official TOEFL scores.
- Official IELTS scores
Prospective students must submit the following items for admissions consideration:
Tuition waivers and an academic year's stipend will be provided for well-qualified prospective students.
Students meeting only some of these conditions may be conditionally accepted upon successful completion of coursework.