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. 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.
According to Wikipedia, “In the United States, the formally recognized traditional Doctor of Science is an academic research doctoral degree awarded by research universities. The academic research Sc.D. (or D.Sc.) is considered by both the United States Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to be equivalent to the more commonly awarded Ph.D.” Learn More