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Computer Science and Engineering PhD Programs

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers two PhD programs:

  1. Computer Science and Information Systems
  2. Engineering and Applied Science​

The CSIS PhD offers two tracks:

  • Computer Science (CS track): You will need to choose the Computer Science track and complete the application for the CS track as they are reviewed by two different committees. Students admitted to CS track will receive their PhD degrees from College of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Information Systems (IS track): Students admitted to IS track will receive their degree from the CU Denver Business School.​

The EAS PhD is an umbrella PhD within the College of Engineering with four possible home departments (Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering). You will need to indicate that Computer Science is your intended major and home department.

Admission decisions can only be made once the completed applications have been received and reviewed. Please note that evidence of English proficiency and a GRE score are required for both programs.

Financial support

Financial support is based on availability; decisions are made after students have been in the program. Research assistantship decisions are made by individual faculty and are based on the area of interest and availability of funds.