Ph.D. Program in Information Technology

Key information
University Carleton University
Country Canada
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 60 months
Tuition fee $6,933.20 (Domestic Students) & $16,413.20 (International Students)
Application deadline(s) September

Carleton University is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary research-intensive university with a creative international approach to research that results in several major collaborations and discoveries in science, engineering, public policy, business, and arts. It provides the opportunity to the people of Ottawa and nearby regions, and delivers professional support that exceeds the needs of the community and stakeholders, as well as promotes innovation, service excellence, professionalism, commitment, collaborative decision making, and a healthy work-life balance environment. Its experiential learning method, innovative educational environment, and groundbreaking facilities offer technological tools that will advance the skills and knowledge of its students in new ways. It offers Ph.D. Program in Information Technology that focuses on advanced interdisciplinary research in information technology and related applications allowing the students to further their skills and experience in IT, new educational technologies, and human-computer interaction methods. Students will focus on research areas such as network security and privacy, blockchain technologies, big data network systems, cloud computing, the internet of things (IoT), cellular mobile networks, smart grid and connected vehicles, game design and development, machine learning and artificial intelligence, network architectures and protocols, and analytics to the networking industry.

Throughout the program duration, learners will have interdisciplinary research on IT, take a doctoral comprehensive exam, write and present a thesis proposal, conduct a doctoral thesis in information technology, consult with the supervisor, and have hands-on experience. In the same way, learners will be exposed to cutting-edge research and mutual interaction with industry professionals and speakers through seminar series. Graduates will be prepared for wide-ranging careers and benefit from continuing links and connections with major industries, federal government organizations, companies, and universities in need of advanced information technology strategies and solutions.

The admission requirements for the Ph.D. Program in Information Technology at Carleton University are an online application and a non-refundable application fee of $110, a master’s degree in a related discipline, the ability to work in multidisciplinary groups, a general technology background, a copy of official transcripts from all attended post-secondary institutions, three academic references, a statement of intent, curriculum vitae, proof of strong English language proficiency, study permits, and an undergraduate degree in a related field with a GPA of 90% or higher (international applicants).

The program has a full-time duration equivalent to 5 years. Domestic students are required to pay the tuition fee amounting to $6,933.20 while international students are required to pay $16,413.20. The university offers student support, financial assistance, fellowships, and funding packages to help finance the studies of their graduate students.

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