Doctorate Degrees

The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science offers 6 Doctoral Programs to further your learning or career.


The objective of the PhD degree programs is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of science, engineering and technology, through independent research. The PhD students of the 21st century may pursue academic, research, entrepreneurial, and/or industrial careers. We offer opportunities to develop individualized plans of study based on the students’ previous experience and desired research areas.


Industry Leading Programs

DU is at the forefront of research and education for STEM in the United States. Our professors are highly published and respected in their fields.

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Explore our PhD Programs

Computer Science

A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems that automate and scale algorithmic processes. Learn More >


Learn to apply your background of mathematics or science to invent, innovate, design the world around you. Learn More >

Mechanical Engineering

Join the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis and manufacturing of mechanical systems. Learn More >

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Get the skills you need to make advancements in the field of computer hardware. Learn More >

Materials Science

The interdisciplinary field of materials science, involves the discovery and design of new materials, with an emphasis on solids. Learn More >

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Learn how to create and combine mechanical, electrical & computer systems to build new innovations. Learn More >