Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)

Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)
Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program Description:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers doctoral programs of study in which you can specialize in cyber topics in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering that lead to the award of a Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree that recognizes mastery of a field of study, a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, and the dissemination of significant and original contributions to the body of knowledge in that field. The Graduate School of Engineering and Management specifies the degree requirements for the school’s doctoral program. The three doctoral programs offered within the department are differentiated from one another based on the area of research specialization chosen by each student.

Degree Required:

MS in relevant area (or BS in relevant area if applying directly to the Ph.D. program after completing a BS degree)

Test Required: GRE – 156V/151Q

GPA Required: 3.50


A minimum of 36 quarter hours (post-MS) consisting of 28 hours of integrated coursework which supports the student’s area of research specialization and 8 hours of mathematics.


At least 48 quarter hours of Dissertation Research credit, leading to the successful completion of the Ph.D. dissertation.

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