What will I learn?

On campus living is currently optional, but quarantine seems to have made this year’s freshman class less ready for off campus living. We want to make sure that they have a support system in place, which they will have in the dorms.

The doctoral program is designed to provide the highest level of academic study and research in computer science, in specializations corresponding to our graduate faculty and including cybersecurity, graphics, AI, evolutionary computation, etc. Our graduates have successfully transitioned to academic, industrial, and government careers.

The Ph.D. degree is conferred in recognition of both breath of competence in computer science, and in technical research abilities as evidenced by production of an acceptable dissertation. The required work consists of advanced studies in preparation for specialized research, and in the completion of original research resulting in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the area.

The entire program can be completed full time or part time, will all necessary coursework available in the evening in rotation. When planning advancement towards the Ph.D. degree, one should not neglect the fact that independent research for the actual dissertation requires large amounts of time to be devoted by the candidate. A thoughtful planning of outside obligations, especially for the period of dissertation research, should therefore be carefully performed.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,281.50 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Grade Point Average: Minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale overall.

For international students

An applicant for admission to the Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computational Science - Computer Science option should have completed a Master’s in Computer Science or a related area, with a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. An applicant without a related Master’s but with an exceptional record will also be considered for admission into the Ph.D. program. Such a case will require justification in the form of strong academic standing, experience, participation in research/publications, and/or strong GRE, and should be presented through the statement of purpose and recommendation letters.

Proof of English proficiency

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A

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


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