Ph.D. On Campus

Informatics and Computing

Northern Arizona University

24 months
25708 USD/year
25708 USD/year
10480 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Informatics and Computing program of the Northern Arizona University prepares graduates for meaningful and fulfilling careers in the application of informatics and computing to critical areas of national need. 


Purpose Statement

The Informatics and Computing program of the Northern Arizona University will prepare you to work in the transformative "fourth paradigm" of science and engineering, an interdisciplinary field relying on big data and advanced software, hardware, and statistics skills.

A streamlined five-year plan of study provides learning opportunities in the foundations of informatics, programming and computer science, structuring large-scale data sets, machine learning, and statistical data analysis. Elective coursework allows students to customize their program of study in one of the following emphasis areas:

  • health and bioinformatics, focusing on genetic and genomic analysis, population health, and disease transmission;
  • ecological and environmental informatics, addressing ecological and environmental analyses and remote sensing
  • cyber and software systems,  engaging in the design and implementation of cyber-physical and large-scale software systems
  • bioengineering informatics to enhance data analysis and control in bioengineering applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Informatics and Computing
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Large-scale Data Structures and Organization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Professional And Career Development
  • Modern Regression

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent
  • Transcripts
  • English language proficiency
  • GRE revised General Test
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Expertise in key foundational areas in informatics, including core topics such as programming, data structures, software development methods, and statistics, as well as areas that support specific emphases, such as biology, ecology, and cyber systems.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25708 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25708 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25708 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10480 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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