Computer Science Hero

Computer Science

Graduates of the CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D. program in Computer Science become masters of the computer science discipline and obtain in-depth knowledge of a specialized area.
Request Information
Computer Science Hero

Graduates of the CUNY Graduate Center's Ph.D. program in Computer Science become masters of the computer science discipline and obtain in-depth knowledge of a specialized area.

Request Information

Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Computer Science


Admissions Deadlines

January 15 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)


Computer Science

+1 212-817-8190 Room 4319

CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Program in Computer Science prepares selected students for leadership positions in research and development careers in computer science and information technology industry, as well as for research and teaching positions in academia institutions. Our Ph.D. candidates master the computer science discipline in its broadest sense, in the same time obtain in depth knowledge of a specialized area and perform independent innovative research in cutting edge fields.

We have over 100 participating faculty members, most of whom are globally recognized scholars.

Learn more about our curriculum and degree information.


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.

Learn more about admissions and aid and hear from some of our alums.

Research Areas

Our research areas include: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Communication Networks and Computer Systems, Computational Biology, Computational Science and Modeling, Computer and Network Security, Data Science, Logic, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Signal/Image Processing, and Theory.

Our program is also closely tied with the M.S. program in Data Science.

photo of the empire state building in new york city, looking up at the top from street-level, between the roofs of much shorter buildings

Why NYC?

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.

Google Cybersecurity Grant Recipients 9 Professors

GC Receives $3 Million Through Google Cyber NYC Institutional Research Program

The program is designed to spur cybersecurity research and increase diversity in the field, and nine CUNY faculty members will receive support in the first year.

Read the full story

Upcoming Events

Recurring Seminars

Recent News

Computer Science Spotlights

Our Sciences Spotlight series profiles students, faculty, and alumni associated with GC Sciences programs. Learn about our community:

Aug 24, 2023

Department Newsletter August 2023

The August 2023 Newsletter for the Computer Science / Data Science programs can be found here.

  • Blog Post
Aug 24, 2023

Department Newsletter May 2023

The May 2023 Newsletter for the Computer Science / Data Science program can be found here.

  • Blog Post
May 25, 2023

May 2023 Computer Science / Data Science Newsletter

The May 2023 Newsletter for the CUNY Graduate Center programs in Computer Science and Data Science is out!

  • Announcement

Request Information

Tell me more about this degree!

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Center. Please fill out the form below to be added to our mailing list.

CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
10 + 3 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Contact Us

Ping Ji

Executive Officer/Chair and Professor, Computer Science; Director and Professor, Data Science

Huy Vo

Assistant Professor and Deputy Executive Officer, Computer Science; Assistant Professor, Data Science

Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Data Science; Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Lina Garcia

Assistant Program Officer, Computer Science; Assistant Program Officer, Data Science