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Department of Computer Science

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Computer science Ph.D. alumna Alvitta Ottley, sitting at a table in front of a screen projecting her work.

At Tufts, doctoral candidates like Alvitta Ottley (pictured, EG16) go on to change the world in successful careers in industry and academia. They teach in tenure-track positions at prestigious universities, launch innovative start-ups, and go to work at companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and many more.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is granted at the department level, not to individual faculty members’ research groups (though if you already know who you might want to work with, please tell us on your application). The computer science department offers extensive support for Ph.D. students in the form of fellowships and research and teaching assistantships. These positions cover the nine-month academic year and include a combination of tuition remission and stipend. Ph.D. students pursue several options during the summer, typically working at research labs, serving as teaching assistants for summer courses, or staying to work in their research groups at Tufts.

Learn more about Ph.D. requirements.