- NIU Department of Computer Science
- Graduate Program
The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University offers a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is accepting applications from motivated students interested in moving the field forward. Our faculty have varied research interests, and prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty they are interested in working with. Current focus areas include Data Analytics, Graphics and Visualization, and Bioinformatics. Students become active members of the research community and have opportunities to mentor other students.
Please see the program requirements for more information. Prospective Ph.D. students with questions about the Computer Science program or about their potential admissibility may contact the Director of Graduate Studies for information. Current students with questions about the department, the Computer Science curriculum, departmental policies, course advisement, CPT and OPT eligibility, internships, and other related matters may also contact the Director of Graduate Studies for information.