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Ph.D. Computer Science

Ph.D. Computer Science



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Idaho Falls, ID 838402

Advanced Computer Concepts

As a graduate student in this field, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the limitations and opportunities in the use of computers to solve problems. Work alongside faculty on leading research and explore high-level concepts in computational biology and more to prepare for your career in the field or in academia.

Fast Facts

  • Students partner with industry to solve real-world problems, enhancing their experience and gaining valuable skills for their futures.
  • High job placement of graduates starting at $60K+/year.
  • Faculty have received national recognition for research in Electromagnetics, Microelectronics and Power Systems.
  • Student opportunities to be involved in collaborative research dedicated to strengthening the nation’s cyber infrastructure.
  • Software Development
  • Computer and Information Research
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Administration
  • Information Security Analysis
  • Web Development
  • Network and Computer Systems Administration
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep To enter the Computer Science Ph.D. program, you must demonstrate an understanding of mathematical and computer science skills and complete courses covering the following:
  • A structured, high-level programming language (CS 120)
  • Data structures (CS 121)
  • Computer organization and architecture (CS 150)
  • A full year of calculus ( Math 170 and 175)
  • Discrete mathematics (Math 176)
Degree Roadmap Depending on your interests, your academic adviser will help you develop a focused plan of study. Some examples include:
  • Information assurance (computer security)
  • Survivable systems (fault-tolerant computing)
  • Collaborative virtual environments
  • Evolutionary algorithms and artificial intelligence

For the latest information on all available Computer Science courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.