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Ph.D. Program in Computer Science


The Ph.D. Program in Computer Science prepares selected students for leadership in industrial careers and research as well as in teaching and academic research. Ph.D. candidates master the discipline of computer science in its broadest sense, display knowledge of a specialized area, and perform independent research.
Over 90 participaring faculty. Competitive stipends,tuition coverage and benefits, regardless of citizenship.
Location in midtown Manhattan (5h ave. and 34th street)
Program prepares students for leadership in industry and academic research. Oppurtunities for internship at top IT companies in NYC area. Learn more 


-Theory: Algorithms, complexity theory, cryptography, game theory, graph theory, optimisation, numeric and algebra algorithms, computational geometry, logic and programming languages
-Data Science: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, visulisation, data mining, big data analysis
-Systems: Databases, HCI, networks, distributed operating systems, security and privacy, modeling and simulation, software engineering
-Applications: Natural language processing, 3D photography, signal/image processing, computer vision, computational biology, robotics


Doctoral students in Computer Science join the program with a record of exceptional work in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related sciences. Throughout their tenure at the Graduate Center, students will conduct their own original research that is publishable in archival peer reviewed journals and conferences, teach at one of the CUNY colleges, and complete their dissertation. Hear from some of our alumni.


New York City is one of the nation's leading high-tech hubs, offering a wide range of research, business, and teaching opportunities. Since the Computer Science program works as a consortium, with most seminars, lectures, and colloquia held at the Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan and many lab-oriented courses held at CUNY's senior colleges spread out amongst the five boroughs, students become familiar with the city and all it has to offer.