Doctor of Computer Science (DCS)

CTU’s Doctor of Computer Science degree program has been designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of a specialized subject related to computer science so that you can predict trends and, ultimately, make contributions in your area of expertise. Along with intensive research and writing projects, you will have the opportunity to explore high level design issues, evaluate methods of maintaining security in distributed systems, develop a software process improvement plan for an organization and design, test and implement an experiment – including reporting on the results.

CTU offers five concentrations for the Doctor of Computer Science, allowing students to focus their degrees.

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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  • Total Credits 

    96
  • Program Availability

    Online | Denver

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  • Tuition

    $57,408 Tuition

    $4,000 Symposium Fee*
    $200 Graduation Fee

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    *A $1,000 non-refundable fee is charged to a student’s account each quarter in which a student is registered for symposium (attendance at four symposia are required as part of the degree). This fee covers administrative costs such as conference rooms, AV equipment, academic event materials and supplies that are associated with the symposium event. Please see the Doctoral Symposium section of the catalog for more information.
    **Financial aid available for those who qualify

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  • Outcomes

    CTU's Doctor of Computer Science degree builds on the foundation of a master’s degree to prepare students for senior level leadership, consulting, and teaching positions within business, government, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. CTU doctoral students are educated to discover new solutions to unsolved problems in a range of fields. Students develop analytic and research skills to define problems, study advanced content knowledge to discover innovative solutions, and practice consulting and leadership techniques to facilitate innovative change in organizations, communities, and society. Using these skills, graduates may find opportunities as leaders within nonprofit organizations and businesses, as consultants, or as faculty within higher education.

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