Nova Southeastern University

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

This program offers a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science. Its cluster format combines traditional and online instruction to provide professionals the opportunity to pursue graduate study while continuing to work in their current positions. The program is especially well suited to those in industry, education, or government who are involved with one of the many areas of computer science and information technology. It provides research-oriented professionals with knowledge in the major areas of computer science the ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems.Each student must complete eight core courses, two directed research courses, and a dissertation.

A graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science will have the ability to:

  1. acquire advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of the field of computer science;
  2. communicate professionally and ethically about computer science research issues;
  3. identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature related to the field of computer science; and
  4. generate new knowledge through research/scholarship and disseminate that knowledge to others by demonstrating the necessary technical and intellectual skills to produce a written document that makes an original contribution to the field of computer science.


Nova Southeastern University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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