Computer Science, PhD

School of Engineering

Program Description:

Computer scientists deal with computational systems large and small, cyber-security, data mining, bioinformatics, visual computing, artificial intelligence and more.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (Ph.D.) is offered through a cooperative program involving the Computer Science departments at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM). Doctoral students at the University of New Mexico may specialize in areas of current interest to the University of New Mexico faculty, or, by special arrangement, they may work in areas of interest to faculty at either of the other two universities.

The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Career Opportunities:


With a degree in Computer Science from UNM, students are ready to:

  • Protect computational systems from malicious acts
  • Scale up computational systems to solve large societal challenges
  • Develop new ways to visualize and interact with data
  • Work with molecular computing

Contact Information:

Lynne Jacobsen : Coordinator of Program Advisement
(505) 277-3112