More than ever before, information technology specialists need a deeper understanding of their field.  Our PhD program in Information Technology addresses the needs of industry and society in the IT area, providing students with the skills they will need to succeed in this demanding and ever evolving field. The program focuses on advanced interdisciplinary research on Information Technology and related applications and topics.

Research Highlights

  • Game Design, development and interactions
  • Media productions such as movies and commercials
  • Natural human-computer interaction methods
  • New educational technologies
  • Wearable devices & internet of things (IoT)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • New network architectures and protocols
  • Network security, privacy, trust, blockchain technologies
  • Big Data and Streaming Data (including Web and Social Media)
  • Analytics Guidance and direction to the gaming industry, to the networking industry

Note to International Applicants

Due to high demand with limited capacity, only international applicants who have the support of a Carleton faculty member willing to supervise them will be considered for admission. All other minimum application requirements must also be met.

Capital Advantage

Positioned in Ottawa, graduates of this program will benefit from a continuing connection with industry that has always been the strength of all engineering and technology programs at Carleton. Many major companies and federal government organizations have their head offices in Ottawa and Toronto.

Career Opportunities

Our PhD graduates will be ideal for private sector companies with strong R&D departments, government agencies in need of advanced Information Technology solutions and strategies, and also universities that offer digital media-related programs.

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms: Winter

Fall Application Deadline: March 1; August 1 (Winter term)

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Contact: Graduate Administrator

Pathway Options: Thesis

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