Doctoral Programs

Doctoral students comprise the backbone of research conducted at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Through funding support from faculty, internal and external grants, doctoral students can expect to take 4-6 years to complete the program through coursework, research credits and writing their dissertation.

We offer the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in eight fields of engineering and computer science:


PhD Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

Top research areas: computer architecture and high-performance computing, or MEMS, electronics, & photonics.

PhD Computer Science

Computer Science (Ph.D.)

Top research areas: algorithms & theory; computer architecture, networks, parallel, and distributed computing; computer security & information assurance; and more.

PhD Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

Top research areas: applied electromagnetics, communications & networks, electronics, photonics, and MEMS; and more.

PhD Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)

Top research areas: enterprise information assurance; operations research & management science; systems engineering & integration.

We also offer online versions of our D.Eng. in Engineering Management and our Ph.D. in Systems Engineering.

Learn more about online programs

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