Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems

CTU’s Doctor of Computer Science - Enterprise Information Systems degree program is designed for computer science professionals who would like to pursue leadership roles in the design, implementation and management of huge databases and large scale systems in almost any type of organization – including those that operate on a global level. Through coursework and research, you can have the opportunity to become well versed in the current body of knowledge pertaining to enterprise information systems – and become familiar with models such as CMMI and the Baldridge Process. Along with the opportunity to develop technical expertise to manage the IT implementation process, testing and user testing, you could develop the ability to effectively communicate technical material to non-technical decision makers.

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

96

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    CS814 Current Topics in Computer Science and Information Systems 4
    CS857 Business Intelligence 4
    CS875 Futuring and Innovation 4
    EIS840 Strategy, Alignment and Portfolio Management 4
    EIS842 Enterprise Management Concepts and Databases 4
    EIS844 Managing, Planning and Integrating EIS 4
    EIS846 Enterprise Tools, Concepts and Processes 4
    EIS848 Enterprise Technology Architecture 4
    EIS850 Information Technology Service Management 4
    EIS852 Governance, Quality, Compliance and Ethics 4
    RES804 Principles of Research Methods and Design 4
    RES812 Qualitative Research Methods 4
    RES814 Quantitative Research Methods 4
    RES860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing 4
    RES861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography 4
    RES862 Dissertation Research Process 4
    RES863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review 4
    RES864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods 4
    RES865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction 4
    RES866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings 4
    RES867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion 4
    RES868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion 4
    Electives Select two 4- credit courses from 800-level CS or EM or EIS courses 8

    Total Credit Hours: 96

    *DCS students must complete two 4-credit courses for these electives.  These courses may be selected from any of those offered under DCS.  One of those electives may be chosen from the Doctor of Management program instead.

     

    Each of the three years of the DCS program is designed to provide candidates with theoretical, research, and application capabilities in the field. The organization of each year is described below.

    Year 1: Foundations
    Year one focuses on computer science and information systems topics and an orientation to research and writing at the doctoral level. Coursework covers current topics in the disciplines as well as research methods and qualitative techniques. The research component results in a broad overview of the student’s area of concentration in order to put the research into context and inform the student’s selection of a research topic.

    Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge
    Once the foundations are in place, year two is where each student develops an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and research methods in his or her chosen area of study. While most of the effort in year two is on developing a richer understanding of the discipline, the research courses include quantitative methods and the dissertation process.

    Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement
    Coursework in the final year of the program includes the two remaining concentration courses plus the final six doctoral research courses that enable one to complete the research and dissertation.

    The program thus includes fifteen instructional courses, plus nine doctoral research courses. Each class is conducted online. 

    Symposium
    Doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University require a residential symposium. Additional information about CTU's doctoral symposium can be viewed in the Doctoral Symposium section of this catalog.

    Graduation Requirements
    In addition to the successful completion of the above 96 credits with an acceptable GPA, students must also satisfactorily complete and defend their research proposal and final dissertation. In addition, graduation requires successful defense of a dissertation that requires a literature review and a research proposal. The research proposal must be approved by the student’s committee, consisting of a mentor and two readers. The dissertation is an extensive document that incorporates the literature review, a major study, and a proposal for further investigation. The dissertation must be approved by the student’s committee.
    Degree Completion and Post Doctoral Study
    The student must be continuously enrolled until all graduation requirements are fulfilled. A student who has not completed the research requirements by the end of the formal coursework continues by registering for RES893 Research Continuation according to CTU’s re-take policy.

    The Doctoral Advantage
    While a relevant master’s degree is ordinarily required for admission to CTU doctoral programs, there is also the option of completing a CTU MSCS, MSIT, MSM-ISS, MSM-IT/PM, or MSSE degree while starting work on the Doctor of Computer Science degree. The program outcomes remain the same for the DCS and the master’s degrees under this option, but the normal completion time for the degrees in the combined program is reduced. Through this program, doctoral work is started after ten of the twelve required master’s courses have been successfully completed. Program plans must be approved by the Dean of Doctoral Computer Science.

    Note, however, that for the MSSE degree to be awarded under doctoral advantage the student must successfully complete SE600, SE610, SE612 (for CTU Virtual Campus students), and SE620.
    The MSCS, MSIT, MSM-ISS, MSM-IT/PM, or MSSE degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the ten approved master’s courses plus the first two courses in the doctoral degree program: one five-hour 800-level course plus one research and writing course.

  • Tuition

    $57,408 Tuition

    $4,000 Symposium Fee*
    $200 Graduation Fee

    We understand that paying for your education is an investment in your future. Visit our tuition resources page for links to full tuition, books and fees.

    *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

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Create a security framework for protecting organizational assets to operations and data.
    • Evaluate security solutions and models for securing the enterprise.
    • Assess threats and vulnerabilities from internal and external sources.
    • Formulate effective security awareness and prevention programs.
    • Evaluate risks to organizational assets and management of business continuity/disaster recovery.
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