Doctoral Program

How to Apply to Luddy's Doctoral Program

Applications for Luddy's doctoral programs are only accepted in the fall.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated technical skills
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale

Successful applicants must have a strong background in computing, information technology, or biology. You should be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required of the Informatics B.S.

  • A bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • A course in multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and statistics or probability theory
  • A course in programming, data structures, machine organization, and discrete structures or discrete mathematics

  • A bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • A course in multivariate calculus, linear algebra, statistics or probability theory, and computer programming

  • A bachelor’s degree with demonstrated technical skills
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale

Successful applicants must have a strong background in computer science, engineering, biology, biochemistry, nursing, mathematics, statistics, physics, health information management, or other similar or health-related discipline.

Successful coursework (or equivalent) in programming (i.e., C, C++, Java, or equivalent), databases, medical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology.

  •  A bachelor’s degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Successful applicants for the graduate degrees in Human-Computer Interaction will have knowledge and skills (from either past education or work experience) in one or more of the following proficiency areas:

Programming

Proficiency in programming/scripting, including:

  • One or more languages (e.g., JavaScript, Java, C++, Python)
  • A basic understanding of programming methodologies, such as system design and architectures or problem and algorithm analysis
  • Other computing knowledge, such as artificial intelligence and database administration

Design

Proficiency with the principles and processes of visual communication, industrial design, digital media, or other disciplines using design theory and practice, including:

  • Knowledge and application of 3D animation and/or modeling tools
  • Design methodologies for 2D and 3D product development
  • Conceptual modeling, prototyping, and product delivery
  • Fundamental concepts of visual communication (e.g., page design/layout)
  • Design principles, typography and color theory
  • Knowledge and application of a range of digital (vector and raster) authoring tools for Web or interface design

Social Sciences

Coursework in one or more of the following areas:

  • Psychology (general, cognitive, and behavioral)
  • Sociology and anthropology (ethnography)
  • Cross-cultural psychology and communication, information management, and/or information and library science
  • Business, product strategy, management, marketing and related areas.

Application Deadlines

January 8

  • Data Science

January 15

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Human-Computer Interaction