PhD Program in Computing and Information Sciences

Welcome to the Ph.D. Program in Computing and Information Sciences at the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). On this site, you can learn about our faculty research expertise, labs and research groups, academic resources for current students, and information for prospective students.

PhD Program Ranking

RIT's PhD Program in Computing and Information Sciences was ranked #68 in the U.S. News and World Reports 2018 ranking of Best Doctoral Computer Science Programs. This ranking is based upon the reputation of the program, as measured in a national survey of department heads and directors of doctoral programs in computer science.

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The Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences is a research degree designed to produce independent scholars, cutting-edge researchers, and well-prepared educators. Faculty and students conduct both foundational and applied research to address diverse and important challenges, and our graduates are poised to excel within both computing and interdisciplinary environments in academia, government and industry.

Our program includes RIT faculty drawn from multiple colleges, including from engineering and sciences, and it is based within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest college of RIT. Students benefit from lab resources and diverse academic offerings across the entire field of computing – and beyond.

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