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PhD Programs: Computer Science and Information Systems

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Systems

 Research the transformational power of digital technologies

We train the next generation’s thought leaders in analyzing how technology can be transformative in business, society, and everyday lives. 

  • Top Faculty – all PhD courses are taught by tenured professors renowned for their research
  • Prominent Research – students and faculty regularly present papers at national conferences and publish in premier journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Production and Operations Management 
  • Strong Ties to Business Community – we partner with Denver’s tech industry with companies like IBM, MicroStrategy, DaVita, and Kaiser Permanente
  • AACSB accreditation – places us in the top 5% of business programs in the world

On track for publication by graduation

We monitor student progress and ensure you stay on track to produce a publication by the end of your fourth year. 

Denver: A top 10 city for tech

A vibrant tech community, Colorado is home to countless tech startups and companies like Google and SendGrid.


“I chose the CU Denver Business School for my PhD for its robust program and variety of research areas. I am extremely happy with my selection and will always be grateful to all of the excellent professors who not only provided me with great knowledge and training but also devoted a lot of their time to mentoring and guiding me through my degree.” – Yazan Alnsour (’16), Assistant Professor, University of Illinois


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