Fully Funded PhD in Computer Science at Northeastern University
The PhD in Computer Science program provides students with the advanced coursework and groundbreaking research opportunities they need to contribute at the forefront of the world’s fastest-growing fields.
Forging knowledge in 15 core areas like artificial intelligence, data science, programming languages, and human-centered computing, you’ll gain significant expertise in conducting and presenting the results of your research.
Ultimately, you’ll produce and defend original work that contributes to critical discourse in your chosen area. Students graduating with a PhD in Computer Science will:
- Gain a broad understanding of computer science fundamentals, spanning a substantial portion of the following core areas: artificial intelligence and data science, human-centered computing, software, systems, and theory
- Gain significant expertise in at least one research area in computer science
- Produce and defend original research in an area of computer science
- Be able to communicate research results effectively in both oral and written forms
PhD in Computer Science Program Requirements
1. Northeastern University offers a PhD program in Computer Science, which requires a minimum of 48 semester hours of coursework beyond the BS/BA degree.
2. For applicants who are pursuing or have completed a four-year undergraduate degree program, a minimum of six semesters of courses, grades, and credits must be completed.
3. Applicants must have received a master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, or a first professional degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, or be an undergraduate enrolled in a PlusOne program at Northeastern University.
PhD Funding Coverage
Northeastern offers a full complement of financial assistance to eligible graduate students including; assistantships, scholarships, loans, and work awards from both federal and institutional sources.
Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid, and do not have to be repaid; loans must be repaid. Grants, scholarships, and loans are applied directly to tuition charges.
Earnings from work awards are distributed through weekly pay and are generally intended to help students with expenses during the academic year.
To apply for admission to the computer science or cybersecurity PhD programs, you must submit an online application that includes:
1. PDF or scanned copies of unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts (you can submit official transcripts from colleges/universities attended after you have been admitted to a particular program and submit your enrollment)
2. Statement of purpose that includes career goals and expected outcomes/benefits from the program
3. Recent professional resume listing detailed position responsibilities
4. Three confidential letters of recommendation
5. PDF or scanned copies of unofficial language examination scores from international students only (you will need to submit official scores after you have been admitted to a particular program and submit your enrollment)
6. PhD applicants may apply with or without GRE test results. Northeastern’s test-optional policy includes graduate students applying for Khoury PhD programs; these students will not be required by the university to supply GRE test results, although they may include unofficial copies of GRE scores voluntarily.
December 15, 2023
The application fee for Khoury PhD programs is $100. The enrollment deposit fee is $100, which can be paid toward student fees.