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 an online Doctor on Engineering degrees in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cybersecurity Analytics, and Engineering Management as well as a Ph.D. In Systems Engineering


Learn more about online programs