Graduate with the advanced skills central to high-level careers in computer science.

Further your technical abilities and research skills to prepare for careers as technological innovators in the field of computer science.

The Doctor of Science in Computer Science is designed to benefit people from a variety of disciplines by offering a curriculum that focuses on understanding theoretical concepts and practical applications of Computer Science in the context of advanced research and analysis methods in areas related to computer architecture, data science and application design.

Enjoy Flexibility – 20 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $395 per month
Focus on your Passion – Choose your Capstone

This program aims to equip you with the skills to evaluate existing technologies and applications, identify possible shortcomings, and help identify innovative ways in which they may be improved.

Our doctoral curriculum pairs fundamental research courses such as Technique and Interpretation for Advanced Statistical Research; Doctoral Writing and Inquiry into Research; and Technology and Innovation Management with core courses including Algorithm Design, Artificial Intelligence, and System Metrics and Risk Analysis.

Students pursuing this degree will also take a special series of courses designed to aid them in developing, researching, and writing their doctoral dissertation.

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For more information about the program, see the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Resume – A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Goals – A statement of your goals reflecting the academic, professional, and personal goals you would like to achieve through your work with Aspen University. Your goals statement will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee as part of the application process. The statement of goals should be between 300 – 500 words.
  • Computer Science Experience – Students are expected to be competent Object Oriented Programming (OOP) developers who are comfortable using appropriate data structures, algorithm performance concepts, and discrete mathematic principles in their work. If a student can provide official transcripts proving that they have completed an OOP course in the last seven years or recent evidence of professional programming work using an OOP language, they will be allowed to start the program with RSH906. Without evidence of current skill programming using an OOP language building upon computer science principles, students may be required to take a prerequisite course, DCS900 Logic & Programming Constructs, before beginning their doctoral program work.
  • Master’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)