The Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing provides IT professionals with a unique opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree while continuing to work full time. It supports interdisciplinary study among the computing disciplines and applied research in one or more areas of the field, providing a background highly valued by both academia and industry. It is an innovative, post-master’s, research doctoral program structured to meet the needs of the practicing computing professional.
We chose a program in “computing,” rather than in CS, IS, or any other specific computer-related discipline, because a narrowly-focused program is not as relevant to professionals who understand that computing is a synergistic discipline. Students come from diverse application areas, such as health, education, business, engineering, and data management. They appreciate how the ideas, principles, and practices that they learn can be used among many applications. One goal is that students will apply much of what they are learning immediately in their work.