What will I learn?

Impact the future of computer science with a Ph.D. in computer science at Stevens.

Students in the computer science Ph.D. program at Stevens work with world-class faculty members on research that is changing the face of computer science. Among our faculty experts are multiple NSF CAREER Award winners, the inventor of a landmark algorithm for today’s computer graphics, a collaborator in three major software advances, and numerous experts in cybersecurity.

All Ph.D. candidates receive financial support and begin their research immediately getting them involved early and vigorously in this critical field. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Intel regularly collaborate with—and recruit from—the computer science department.

Our federally funded research programs are currently growing at a rapid pace, preparing Ph.D. students for research careers in academia and industry. Ph.D. graduates with a high level of expertise go on to become experts working as faculty, software engineers, or research scientists in academia, corporations, government laboratories and agencies, while others hold positions as data scientists at finance companies and hedge funds. Others go on to make an impact in machine learning, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Research Areas

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Programming Languages
  • Computer Security and Cryptography
  • Software Systems.

The computer science Ph.D. program at Stevens allows outstanding students who want to change the face of computer science to work with world-class faculty in high-impact research. Upon enrollment in the program, students study full time, receive full financial support as teaching or research assistants or fellows, and start conducting research immediately, under the supervision of a faculty advisor, on topics that broadly span cutting-edge research areas, such as AI and Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Computer Security and Cryptography, Computer Vision, Programming Languages and Software Systems. After completion of the program, Ph.D. graduates go on to join the world experts in their particular area of specialization, choosing to pursue a variety of career paths, from faculty in academia to software engineers at giant companies, research scientists at industry or government laboratories and agencies, as well as data scientists at finance companies and hedge funds.

Which department am I in?

Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (84 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$39,556.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Edwin A. Stevens Building (EAS), 24 5th Street,


New Jersey,

7030, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution.

English language proficiency students must score at least 74 on TOEFL iBT, 550 on TOEFL PBT, 6 on IELTS.

Application Deadlines: Fall: February 1; Spring: September 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.