Our Ph.D. in Computer Science gives you the opportunity to conduct theoretical and practical research in a broad range of subfields of computer science or in the intersection of computer science and disciplines such as biology, cognitive science, or statistics.
In one of the nation’s top computer science departments, you will complete rigorous coursework that gives you a strong foundation, learn about key topics like artificial intelligence and systems, explore additional areas of interest through independent study and a minor, and get experience via internships. After this extensive preparation, you will complete a qualifying exam and write a dissertation on a topic of your choosing.
Preparation for industry, research labs, or academia
Many of our Ph.D. graduates are hired by employers like Facebook/Meta, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel, MathWorks, Bosch, and Electronic Arts. Others work for research labs like Sandia National Laboratories or go to institutions like Carnegie Mellon, Oberlin College, King Saud University, Yale University, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Georgia Tech. Before you join them, come enjoy life at Indiana University and in Bloomington, one of the nation’s best small cities.Learn about careers