Doctoral Studies in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

The Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering also participates in the Ph.D. program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This program is administered through the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and requires a student to select both a primary discipline and a co-discipline. Many doctoral students choose both primary and co-disciplines in our department or the School of Computing and Engineering, but other disciplines can be taken as well. Three such disciplines are housed in our department:

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networking and Systems

For more information, please refer to the School of Graduate Studies in this catalog.

Financial Assistance for Doctoral Students

Graduate assistantships are available to prospective doctoral students, but are highly competitive. Currently, most full-time Ph.D. students in the CSEE department are supported either as a graduate assistant or as graduate research assistant, or as graduate teaching assistant.

Doctoral students already in the program are eligible to apply for several fellowships available from the School of Graduate Studies. Check the School of Graduate Studies Web site at for additional information.