Completion of requirements for a master's degree (33 units) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), or any other closely related areas. (Completion of a masterís degree is required for full admission to the doctoral program. You may choose to complete a master's degree in Computer Science, or AIT at Towson University.)
Completion of a minimum of 18 additional graduate-level units from the list of courses for the doctoral program as recommended by the program committee. If your masterís degree is not in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology, the doctoral program committee may assign you additional courses to be completed based on individual cases.
Annual GPA of at least 3.5.
Satisfactory completion of written/oral qualifying examination (maximum of two attempts).
Satisfactory completion of at least 24-units dissertation requirement, you can only register maximum of 6 credits per a regular semester and 3 credits in a summer.
Research publications in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals as expected by the doctoral dissertation committee.