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Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Discover innovation

Invent and design new approaches to the computer science field while obtaining your PhD degree in Computer Science. You can be part of a field that continuously discovers innovative ways to use technology. Enroll in classes that teach algorithmic and analytical principles. Develop and optimize intelligent solutions to various data and process centric problems.

Online or on-campus, you can tailor your program to meet your career goals. Take classes in software exploitation, offensive security, or information assurance. Get hands-on experience with machine learning, analytics, and information management. Gain the knowledge, tools, and vision you need to aid in the development of cyber infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and software development.

The doctorate is the first of its kind in computer science in South Dakota. Pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission, the program will begin in fall 2021.

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Dakota State nurtures an environment that celebrates and rewards innovation. Madison Cyber Labs fosters innovation and ideas and turns them into reality. Shape your post-graduate career by taking advantage of exceptional opportunities to conduct theoretical and practical research in computer science. Become a technological expert in a demanding field.


Demonstrate your skills and comprehension of complex issues. Be an expert in the latest technologies. Work with leading researchers in cutting-edge labs. Effectively articulate and execute results and conclusions of research. Discover careers in public and private sectors.

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