Doctor Of Philosophy In Computer Science

The PhD in Computer Science (PhD CS) is a research-oriented program designed to produce computer scientists who can independently formulate computing problems and develop novel and innovative computing solutions to help address those problems. The program is completed primarily through supervised research that contributes to new knowledge, theory, or technology.

The PhD CS program of NU is composed of twenty-four (24) units of coursework comprising nine (9) units of theoretical courses and fifteen (15) specialization courses. A dissertation of twelve (12) units is the terminal activity of the students, which must be: (1) presented to a refereed computing research conference (national or international); and (2) final acceptance to a reputable national/international refereed and indexed scientific computing journal.