Doctoral Degrees

Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems

The Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems is the largest and fastest growing at UNC Charlotte. The program is uniquely designed to train Ph.D. students in innovative interdisciplinary research of societal relevance, centered on computing and informatics. The program is staffed with a strong multidisciplinary faculty of international stature, which offers opportunities for students to develop advanced competencies in a number of related fields.

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational biology

Bioinformatics and Genomics offers interdisciplinary programs at the intersection of the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The degrees include additional training and demonstrated competence in both life science and scientific programming. The programs are structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. They are designed to prepare students for employment and academia and in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.