Ph.D. in Computer Science

A sampling of places our alumni land

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Most of our Ph.D. students do summer or semester internships with companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Whether you want to go to a research lab or do a software engineering internship, you will get the experience and connections that will help you in your career.

Other opportunities

Other unique IU opportunities include the joint Ph.D. program with cognitive science and the Ph.D. in Computer Science with a logic minor or logic certificate.

Choose a minor

Broaden your education with a minor. You can choose a closely related field like math or take advantage of Indiana University’s wide-ranging programs and select a minor in an area like music. Other options include an internal minor of computer science credits or an individualized interdisciplinary minor.

Learn about Ph.D. minors offered by the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. For information about minors outside Luddy, visit the websites of IU Bloomington’s other degree-granting colleges and schools.

We also offer a Ph.D. minor in computer science for doctoral students in other IU departments.

International students

Many of our graduate students, as well as our faculty, in computer science come to Bloomington from outside the United States. Indiana University draws students from around the globe for other programs of study. The university, our department, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering offer many types of support for you and our global community.


For guidance and assistance early in your studies, contact Yan Huang, the graduate program director, at or the Luddy Graduate Studies Office at Later you can contact your faculty advisor or Advisory Committee. We also recommend regularly consulting the timeline in the Ph.D. student handbook.