The Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to prepare you for a career in either
an academic or industrial setting. In addition to taking a prescribed set of core
courses, you must take sufficient courses in one specialized area and complete a dissertation. Facilities include the Language and Intelligence Laboratory, the Data Engineering
Laboratory, the Interactive Digital Entertainment Laboratory, the Virtual Reality
and Information Centric Engineering Laboratory, Collaborative Learning Laboratory,
the Robotic Cognition Laboratory, the Cyber Security Laboratory, the Visual Understanding
and Complex Systems Laboratory, the iMac Mobile App Laboratory, and the Intelligent
Learning for Explainable Acute Decision-Support Laboratory.
have recently included positions at Dell, Koch Industries, Paycom, Walmart, Sam’s
Club, Amazon, Facebook, Lam Research, Cerner, Sprint and as OSU faculty.
Research and Faculty
Our research and teaching strengths lie in the increasingly important areas of data
analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, virtual
reality, cyber-security and theoretical computer science. There is ample opportunity
for students to work with faculty in different research labs and many students are
offered summer internships in the industry. In addition, many companies come to campus
Recent Ph.D. level research includes data analytics, robotics, machine learning, computational
neuroscience, blockchain technologies and healthcare informatics. Recent graduates have found employment at a range of companies including Sam's Club, Amazon, Facebook, Lam Research, Cerner, Sprint and AS faculty.
Proficiency in computer-related mathematics, including at least 10 hours beyond calculus
Coursework in theoretical foundations of computing, operating systems design and implementation,
organization of programming languages, and computer organization
GRE required with no minimum score
TOEFL score of 550 required for international applicants who aren't native English
March 1 (fall admission)
August 1 (spring admission)
Cost & Assistance
The department offers teaching and research assistantships to qualified candidates.
There are also a number of graduate teaching lab assistantship positions available
for graduate students. The department offers scholarships such as the Fisher Computer Science Scholarship.
The Graduate Fellowship and other scholarships are also available through the graduate