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The Computer Science doctoral program is highly interdisciplinary with research projects often bridging departments within the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Tufts Medical Center, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Students in the doctoral program work closely with computer science faculty to identify and pursue interdisciplinary learning and research collaboration opportunities across the university.
Current areas of research include:
Doctoral candidates are expected to plan a program of research under the direction of their dissertation supervisor and with the guidance of a faculty committee. Upon completion of this research, the candidate will prepare and publicly defend their dissertation. Students should earn 20 courses for the PhD degree.
The program prepares students to change the world with successful careers in industry and academia. Doctoral program graduates often teach in tenure-track positions at prestigious universities, launch innovative start-ups, and go to work at companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and many more.
You will build strong connections with Tufts alumni in industry and at other universities. Our alumni regularly return to campus to sponsor special events, give guest lectures, recruit at our career fairs, and mentor students.
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