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Doctorate in Computer Science and Information Systems (PhD), University of Colorado Denver Business School, CU Denver

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

PhD Programs: Computer Science and Information Systems

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The PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)​​

The PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) offers you research training in both computer science and information systems. The interdisciplinary training prepares you for academic positions, industrial research and development opportunities, and advanced consulting engagements.

  • Creates graduates with CSIS research training who are qualified for academic and non-academic careers.
  • Meets demand for advanced training in CSIS with accommodations for full-time and part-time options.
  • Promotes interdisciplinary research between the Computer Science Engineering department and the Business School.
  • Enhances technology transfer between the university and Front Range technology businesses through joint research, student internships, faculty externships and committee participation.

I chose the College of Engineering and Applied Science for my master’s degree in Computer Science four years ago for its prestige and its variety of research areas. I am extremely happy with my selection and will always be grateful to all excellent professors who not only gave me challenging problems of the most cutting-edge technologies but also devoted a lot of their time to help me solve them. My experience with the Parallel Distributed Systems Laboratory has also led me to the challenging multidisciplinary research on applying high-performance computing in computational bioscience problems. That's why I decided to continue my education with PhD program here, and I strongly believe that I will never regret this decision."

Lan Vu
PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering Department

The Business School has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This elite distinction puts the Business School in the top 5 percent of business programs in the world.

Recent rankings in U.S. News & World Report and Forbes have included the Business School and CU Denver in their respective reports. The Business School was ranked number 101 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Business Programs” out of the 1,400 colleges reviewed. Forbes included CU Denver as number 34 on its 2009 “America’s Best Public Colleges” list, and was placed at number 352 in the 2010 overall “Best Colleges” list. Forbes ranks schools on the quality of education provided, the experiences of the students and how much students achieve.


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