Doctor of Computer Science - General

The Doctor of Computer Science degree at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for computer science professionals, consultants, and academics. The program can encourage you to think and act strategically, and develop your ability to predict future trends and make positive contributions in your area of technical expertise through mentoring, action research and practical projects. You can also perform research that advances the field of computer science and refine your ability to effectively communicate technical material to non-technical decision makers.

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

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    SCM620 Impact on Design & Production 4
    SE600 Systems Engineering I 4
    SE610 Systems Engineering II 4
    SE612 Quantitative Analysis for Systems 4
    SE620 System Dynamics, Modeling, and Simulation 4
    SE630 Systems Acquisition Processes and Standards 4
    Total Credit Hours: 36
    Courses: Electives
    ELE Select 12 hours of electives from CS/CE/IT/EE 600-level 12

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Admission Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree program is designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential equations, Laplace and Fourier transforms, probability, and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students from a non-engineering undergraduate background will not be considered for this degree program at this time.

  • 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:

    • Demonstrate fluency within the chosen discipline and the ability to support computer science strategy and technology in changing environments.
    • Develop synthesis proficiencies for strategic computer science solution generation in the context of internal and external technology adoption and application.
    • Integrate computer science theories, models, skills, and competencies in support of organizational missions.
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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** Colorado Springs -- Discontinued Program - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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