Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Computer Science (CS) offers a PHD program in the general fields of Computer Science, especially in the research areas of our current faculty, including Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Databases, Data Science, Image Processing, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Networks, Security, Systems, and Virtual & Augmented Reality.

The department and the faculty have a very strong record of research with publications at high profile conferences/journals and funding from federal (NSF, NIH, DoD, etc) agencies and private companies (Cone Health, Microsoft, Google, etc). Students participating in research generally work on large interdisciplinary projects originating from the domains of health care, biology, social sciences, geography, and many others. Our graduates get hired by fortune 500 companies and some of the top technology industries.

Program Overview

Applicants must have a previous degree in computer science (B.S. or M.S. degree), or a closely-related field such as computer engineering or software engineering. Students looking to enter computer science without a prior degree are encouraged to apply to the M.S. program.

Applicants are expected to have a strong quantitative/mathematical background, a good overall GPA (at least 3.0), and strong GRE scores (while there is no minimum score requirement, successful applicants are expected to score in at least the 75th percentile for the quantitative section of the GRE). As a department in a Minority Serving Institution, we highly encourage women and other minority applicants to apply to the PhD. program.

Faculty Profiles

Department Research Overview