Ph.D. in Computer Science

Key information
University Columbia University in the City of New York
Country United States
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 60 months
Tuition fee $28,006 per semester
Application deadline(s) November, December

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private Ivy League research university and is acknowledged as one of the world’s most important centers of research. It seeks to link the research and teaching of every academic program to the immense resources of New York City, a renowned metropolis in the United States. It delivers high-value education, exceptional services, and quality experience through research activities, technological innovations, and scientific breakthroughs. The university offers wide-ranging academic programs with the best learning management system that provides a variety of tools and technologies to support learning and teaching. One of the comprehensive programs in the university is the Ph.D. in Computer Science which focuses on high-quality research, hands-on activities, and application in all areas of computer science including blockchain, software systems, security and privacy, NLP and speech, computer engineering, graphics and user interfaces, vision and robotics, and networking. Students will have advanced knowledge of the fundamental capabilities and limitations of efficient computation, computer hardware and software interfaces, platforms that power all forms of computation – from IoT to mobile, applications in computer vision, computational biology, natural language processing, spoken language processing, and robotics, as well as design and performance evaluation of communication systems and data networks.

Throughout the program duration, students will have familiarity with the analysis of algorithms, artificial intelligence and applications, systems and theory, and machine learning. In the same way, students will be focusing on research, and are required to have a candidacy exam, thesis proposal, dissertation, and defense. All doctoral students are required to accomplish two teaching units or TAing, and community service or a year of service to the department’s social needs. Ph.D. graduates will be equipped with knowledge and experience through lectures, research, laboratory activities, thesis, and internship, and will be prepared to land job opportunities in various industries in which the university assists them to seek jobs through the school’s career centers and pursue their career goals as blockchain quality engineer, research scientist, database administrator, software engineer, and security architect.

The admission requirements for the Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York are an online application and application fee, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of purpose, standard test scores including GRE, English language proficiency IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 or TOEFL iBT minimum overall score of 106, and student visa.

Full-time doctoral students are required to pay a tuition fee amounting to $28,006 per semester. Other fees such as extended residence, matriculation, and facilities are required to be paid in addition to the tuition cost. Columbia University awards financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships to selected and qualified doctoral students.

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