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Ph.D. Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA in their respective degree and have taken the following course subjects in Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Programming, Computer Organization and Architecture, Discrete Math, and Data Structures and Algorithms.

The degree program is designed for students with a bachelor’s or master's degree in computer science, or a closely related field. The B.S. to Ph.D. and M.S. to Ph.D. pathways emphasize core computer science knowledge in programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, software engineering, and design and analysis of algorithms.  Additionally, coursework and research areas leading to the completion of a dissertation include cybersecurity, software engineering, computer systems, artificial intelligence, and data science.

The Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Management is designed for individuals with experience in information security. Successful applicants will have a master's degree in cybersecurity management (or a closely associated degree) with some coursework in information security fundamentals. Additionally, students should have professional experience in information security and have a strong research potential in the areas of information security.

The Ph.D. in Information Systems is designed for the student with a master's degree in information systems, information science, computer science, information technology, or a related area. In addition to holding a relevant master's degree, the applicant should satisfy graduate prerequisites or have equivalent experience in information systems, programming languages, database systems, systems analysis and design, telecommunications and computer networks, and statistics. 

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If you have already submitted an application, please contact the Office of Admissions first before submitting another one. Otherwise, you will be charged and responsible for an additional $50 application fee.

To start your online application, click the "Apply Now" button above. First time users will need to create a graduate account. Please remember your login email address and password as they will be required should you need to complete your application in more than one session. Additionally, with this account you can return to this site to view a summary of your application, a checklist of items needed to complete your application, and where you can upload documents to complete your application.

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