Computer Science Ph.D.

Challenging and rewarding

The Ph.D. in Computer Science is ideal for those with solid academic backgrounds who are passionate about computer science and seek to make significant contributions to the field through research and innovation, including:

  • Recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science who wish to pursue a career in research or academia.
  • Professionals with a master’s degree in computer science or a related field seeking to advance their research skills and expertise to pursue a career in academia, industry, or government research.
  • Researchers eager to develop projects in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer security, or robotics.
  • Those interested in pursuing academic careers who aspire to become professors or researchers in computer science.
  • Industry or government researchers who want to gain expertise in specialized areas and enhance their skills to take on more advanced research roles.
  • Future entrepreneurs seeking to start high-tech ventures requiring advanced knowledge and expertise in computer science research.

Well-positioned for success

Luddy Indianapolis offers the only Computer Science Ph.D. program based in Central Indiana. Anthem, Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly, Interactive Intelligence, and Salesforce contribute to the local employer demand for researchers with a Ph.D. in computer science.

The job market for graduates with doctoral degrees in Computer Science is expected to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Computer and Information Research Scientists is projected to increase by 21% from 2021 to 2031, with a median pay of $131,490 per year in 2021.