Funded PhD Positions in Computer Science

Funded Ph.D. positions

We are recruiting students in multiple key research areas of the department. This includes Data Analytics and Management, High-Performance Computing, Network and Cyber Security, Real-time Systems, Software Engineering, and Human-Computer Interaction.
We are also seeking students who are interested in applying AI to health. The students will be involved in a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research project on fall risk analysis and detection in the elderly population using multi-modal machine learning techniques. Students will be working directly with Professor Ngu and will have the opportunity to interact with physicians from the University of Texas, Dell Medical School and faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Texas State’s applied computer science Ph.D. program is the first of its kind in Texas to combine the application of computer science knowledge and theory with commercialization and entrepreneurship skills necessary for innovation, leadership and navigating multiple career paths. The department is committed to excellence in education and research. With a wide range of courses and research opportunities offered by talented faculty, the department strives for an exceptional student experience.

The department enjoys a friendly atmosphere and is housed in a renovated building equipped with the latest technology. The campus is only 30 minutes from Austin and 45 minutes from San Antonio, both of which have international airports and are home to some of the largest IT companies. The cost of living is very reasonable, and the climate is good year-round.

Admission criteria: We admit students with a bachelor's or master’s degree in Computer Science or related fields. GRE is required. For international students, TOFEL or IELTS is required. Refer to for admission details

Application procedure: Online submission of all application materials is required through the Graduate College’s application portal at

To assure full consideration, please complete your application by February 1, 2022 with a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of research interests, three professional references and your test scores.

Inquiries regarding this opportunity should be directed to Professor Ngu (

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2022, midnight