8. Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs, Colorado
Doctor of Computer Science-Concentration in Big Data Analytics
Total Points: 3
Colorado Technical University offers an online Doctor of Computer Science with four different areas of concentration. Students can choose to focus on Big Data Analytics, Enterprise Information Systems, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, or General Computer Science. This 96 credit hour program provides students with a deep understanding of computer science through intensive research opportunities and writing projects. The Big Data Analytics concentration can be completed in three years of study which includes a residential symposium. Courses include 15 instructional courses and nine doctoral research courses. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions within corporations, non-profits, higher education, or in consulting.
7. The University of Rhode Island-Kingston, Rhode Island
Online Ph.D. in Computer Science
Tuition: $11,796/year in-state and $24,206/year out-of-state
Total Points: 3
The University of Rhode Island Department of Computer Science and Statistics offers an online PhD in Computer Science that can be completed with 54 credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree. This unique program features course groups in mathematical foundations, programming languages, and architecture and systems. Students need to pass a comprehensive examination comprised of both a written and oral component. A GRE test is required as well as a bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to computer science. This online Ph.D. in data science has the flexibility to include electives that are tailored to meet the needs of the student.