Towson University's Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) program in information technology constitutes a broad scope of research areas including: Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT). This program prepares students to become professors, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Graduates assume leadership roles in their current careers or in academic, research, government and state of the art industry positions. About half of our alumni are currently working as tenure-track assistant professors or research scientists across the country and abroad in CS, IS, and IT fields. After graduation, some alumni remained with their current employers and were promoted to higher level positions. Others started their own ventures to develop innovative products.
The doctoral program requires 18 credits of course work, a qualifying examination and a minimum of 24 credits of dissertation beyond master’s program. Students can choose to specialize in computer science by selecting the Computer Science Track when applying to the program. Similar to any other Ph.D. program in the country, doctoral students have to demonstrate research capabilities and publish in reputed journals or conferences in order to graduate.