Ph.D. in Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

Computer science is the catalyst for every evolutionary — and revolutionary — step in computer development. From mathematical theories, data structures and algorithms to the operating systems and programs that employ them, an understanding of computer science is essential if you wish to develop the next advances in computer technology and applications.

Program Description

The Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Marquette University prepares students for careers in research, industry, research laboratories, and institutions of higher education. The program allows students to tailor coursework based on their interests and strengths. The program places particular emphasis on students contributing to applied research in computer science.

The key features of this program include the interdisciplinary research opportunities in various research areas such as bioinformatics, data science, health informatics and computer education, our faculty members have strong collaborations across departments, colleges within Marquette and other institutions in the area, and the Northwestern Data Science Institute offering industry collaboration opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science program will be able to:

  1. Survey, synthesize and evaluate research publications in their selected research area.
  2. Propose a research problem and novel solutions that contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
  3. Design and execute original research that results in a major written scholarly work.
  4. Communicate the results of research effectively in both written and oral formats.

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