Doctoral Students working with faculty in the power lab


Delve further into your discipline with the doctoral degree program at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering.

SCE’s doctoral degrees allow students to explore their love of science and computing in a supportive academic environment. Doctoral students work with faculty members who have extensively researched fields such as computer architecture, mobile communication, musculoskeletal biomechanics and nondestructive and remote sensing of civil infrastructure damage. Funding sources include industry, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.

Experience the benefits of UMKC’s collaborative relationships with some of the world’s top engineering and computer firms, many of which are located in the Kansas City area. Forge lifelong connections with industry leaders and colleagues.


Students interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in civil engineering or mechanical engineering may select engineering as a discipline when applying for admission into the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program.

Computer Science

A doctorate in computer science of fundamental and applied nature includes algorithms, bioinformatics, databases, security and software engineering. School of Computing and Engineering faculty members are active in fundamental and applied research. Their research activities are supported by the National Science Foundation and industry.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

A doctorate in electrical and computer engineering allows students to specialize in computer, VLSI and embedded systems design, electromagnetics and mixed-signal systems, signal and image processing, electric power and communications. Several faculty members are actively involved in diverse research projects funded by businesses and the Department of Defense.

Telecommunications and Computer Networking

A doctorate in telecommunications and computer networking offers graduate students a fundamental understanding of the industry and a chance to explore developments of network architecture, new routing algorithms and protocols, new performance evaluation models for networks, new protocol development and network security.