Computer Science

Program Summary

The doctoral degree in computer science is for students interested in acquiring advanced skills to design and conduct independent research in the public or private sectors. Our program establishes proficiency with high-level concepts, develops their methodology towards tackling research projects, and continues to refine their knowledge base.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Computer Science

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
  • Graphics and Visualization
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Machine Learning

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 June 15

For More Information

Department of Computer Science
Psychology/Computer Science Building, Room 460
Program website
askCSCIgrad@niu.edu
815-753-0378

Director of Graduate Studies
Kirk Duffin, Ph.D.
duffin@cs.niu.edu

Application Contact
Ibrahim Onyüksel, Ph.D.
onyuksel@niu.edu

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