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Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Computer Science program is designed to provide you with advanced research and technical skills to prepare you for the highest levels of advancement within the computer science field. Read on for more information about the Doctor of Computer Science program.
Students of Colorado Technical University's online Doctor of Computer Science program have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor, develop individual projects, and strengthen research skills within a computer science area of expertise. A total of 12 research and writing courses provided throughout the program allow students to develop publishable research projects and define practical skills in the field. The program's core curriculum also covers current issues in computer science, project management, software engineering, software design, and futuring techniques. Topics in relevant electives include modeling, interactive software, database systems, software development risks, and network security.
A master's degree is generally required for those seeking to enter the Doctor of Computer Science program. Colorado Technical University does offer students the option to earn a master's degree from CTU while pursuing their doctorate. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.
The Doctor of Computer Science program at Colorado Technical University requires the completion of 96 credits. This requirement includes 66 credits in the core curriculum and 30 credits in electives courses.
Computer Science Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CS 801||Research and Writing I|
|CS 803||Current Topics in the Discipline|
|CS 804||Research Methods|
|CS 806||Research and Writing II|
|CS 807||Project Management and Process Engineering|
|CS 811||Research and Writing III|
|CS 816||Research and Writing IV|
|CS 821||Research and Writing V|
|CS 826||Research and Writing VI|
|CS 831||Research and Writing VII|
|CS 836||Research and Writing VIII|
|CS 837||Requirements Engineering|
|CS 841||Research and Writing IX|
|CS 846||Research and Writing X|
|CS 851||Research and Writing XI|
|CS 854||Software Architecture and Design|
|CS 855||Futuring and Innovation|
|CS 856||Research and Writing XII|
|CS 810||Simulation and Modeling|
|CS 820||Usability and Interaction|
|CS 825||Advanced Topics in Database Systems|
|CS 838||Concurrent and Distributed Systems|
|CS 840||System Metrics and Risk Analysis|
|CS 850||Networking and Security|
Completion of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Computer Science program could lead to career advancement in various areas of computer science. You could pursue corporate executive positions in information technology, software development, database management, or network administration. You might also choose to seek a career in academics at a college or university.
CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.