The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

You will complete 42 credit hours beyond the master’s degree or 72 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. In addition to coursework, you need to find a research topic, pass an oral exam related to the topic and write and defend a dissertation to a committee.

Graduate Opportunities

You’ll be able to work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. The department has a working relationship with local and national companies, and its Industrial Advisory Board is composed of representatives from high-tech firms.

Faculty Research

UNT is committed to excellence in teaching. We invest in leading faculty members who partner with students on many research projects.

Faculty research is supported through grants from federal and state institutions and private industry, including the:

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas State Energy Conservation Office
  • U.S. Department of Education

Research Centers and Laboratories

Classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre facility located five miles north of the main campus and serviced by a free shuttle. In addition to instructional facilities with cutting-edge equipment, the department supports numerous centers and research laboratories that offer unlimited possibilities for study and research.

The department offers comprehensive research that focuses on:

  • Algorithms and Computational Science
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Databases and Data Mining
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software

Research centers housed in the department include the Center for Computational Epidemiology and Response Analysis, the Center for Information and Cyber Security and more.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Computer Engineering Ph.D. program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
  • GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 156 or higher on the Quantitative section, 151 or higher on the Verbal section, and 3.5 on analytical writing.
  • Most international applicants need to provide proof of English proficiency: TOEFL 83+ or IELTS 7.0+.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

See 3 more programs offered by University of North Texas College of Engineering »

Last updated May 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Request Info
Jan 2020
4 years
17,410 USD
In-state tuition estimate: $9,810/year | Out-of-state tuition estimate: $17,410/year
By locations
By date
Start Date
End Date
June 2023
Application deadline
Start Date
Jan 2020
End Date
Dec 2023
Application deadline
Application deadline
End Date
June 2023

Jan 2020

Application deadline
End Date
Dec 2023

We are UNT Engineering