Rochester Institute of Technology

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Computing and Information Sciences (Ph.D.)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD - Computing and Information Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This use-inspired basic research degree is designed to produce independent scholars, well-prepared educators and cutting-edge researchers poised to excel in their work within interdisciplinary environments and industries.

The degree highlights two of the most unique characteristics of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences - the breadth of its program offerings and its scholarly focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of cyberinfrastructure (CI) as applied to specific problems across multiple domains. It is a blend of computing's intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge areas.


Intra-disciplinary knowledge areas:

• Interaction - how technology facilitates the interaction between humans and computational entities.

• Infrastructure - the integration of hardware, software and communication.

• Informatics - the techniques applied to the understanding of data-driven systems.

Inter-disciplinary areas - the following is a list of some of the domains a student could apply his/her research to:

• Astro-informatics

• Bio-medical informatics

• Environmental informatics

• Computational biology

• Computational science

• Services sciences

• Electronic commerce


Middle States.

International Student Requirements:

For students whose native language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) A score of at least 570 on the paper-based test, 88 on the internet test, or 230 on the computer-based test is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 60

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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