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Computer Science, Ph. D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Edmonton, Canada
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science program is designed for students who have particular interest in advancing either an academic or industrial career in computer science. 
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The program provides students with the platform to acquire and demonstrate broad knowledge in specific areas of computer science such as artificial intelligence, computer graphics, data management and mining, scientific computing, software engineering and advanced programming languages.

The programme

The need for high-level technical expertise in the field of computer science is ever expanding. This in turn is driving top corporate organizations to include the acquisition of a doctoral degree as a pre-requisite for hiring. Also, in most of these organizations, top-level computer-related executives are holders of a PhD in computer science. 

The program provides opportunities for senior leadership positions in academia as well as the foundation for graduates to start and own their computer-based services companies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Minimum of 48 months; Maximum of 84 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Directions and Methodology
  • Advanced  Computer Algorithms
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Cloud and Distributed Computing
  • Advanced Programming Language Principles
  • Topics in Artificial Intelligence

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • A completed application form 
  • Graduation certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average
  • Official transcript from each university attended
  • Copies of all certificates of each university attended
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of payment of application fee
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal statement of purpose
  • NYSC Certificate
  • Research Proposal (PhD).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9116 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9116 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/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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