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PhD Computer Science

Doctorate in Computer Science (PhD CS)

Computer Science emphasizes the study of algorithms, programming methodology, software systems, computational theories and algorithms, computer organization, networking, computer graphics, cyber-security, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and database. In the two-semester capstone design courses, students complete design projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. Internships with companies for real-world experience and undergraduate research opportunities with faculty are abundant and encouraged. The BS CS degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Students who complete the BS in Computer Science can work for government agencies, academic institutions, or private industry creating and applying new technologies to solve complex problems, or attend graduate schools.


  • Fall deadline: March 1
    • Jan. 15 for those interested in financial support from the department
    • Letters of acceptance sent by May 1
  • Spring deadline: Oct. 1
    • Letters of acceptance sent by Nov. 15

Steps to Apply

1. Send required application materials to the Graduate School

  • You will apply to the Graduate School, not to the department
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  • Official GRE score report from Education Testing Service in New Jersey (and TOEFL scores for international students)

2. Submit the following in the online application to the CS Department

  • A personal goal statement indicating why you want to pursue this degree and why you are prepared to do so. Please also include your research interest areas.
  • A résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation from professors
  • Copies of all transcripts

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