PhD in Informatics and Computing (PhD INF)
The PhD in Informatics and Computing
program will prepare you to work in the transformative "fourth
paradigm" of science and engineering, an interdisciplinary field relying
on big data and advanced software, hardware, and statistics skills. After a
streamlined, five-year plan of study, you’ll be ready to be a leader in
industry and government research labs, a faculty member or research scientist
in academia, or entrepreneur in cutting-edge informatics application areas.
As a graduate, you will make contributions
to exciting projects that address critical areas of national need in these
health and health informatics
Your research and education will be strengthened
through broad collaborations with a variety of academic, government, and private
Informatics and Computing PhD program
partnerships span the university, multiple centers and institutes, and various
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This program only admits students in the Fall term. The deadline for applying for Fall admission is January 15.
We accept students from broad formal educational backgrounds:
However, all students must possess
sufficient mastery of key foundational areas in order to meaningfully engage in
and contribute to original research. These areas include programming, data
structures, software development methods, and statistics. Program faculty may
require that students admitted into the program correct any deficiencies in
these areas by enrolling in additional undergraduate or graduate courses.
To successfully complete the program, students must also complete a series of examinations.