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Virginia Tech PhD in Computer Information Systems

28 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is General Computer & Information Sciences. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Computer Information Systems is a major offered under the computer and information sciences program of study at Virginia Tech. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in CIS, including such details as the number of graduates, diversity of students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in CIS from Virginia Tech Cost?

$16,030 Average Tuition and Fees

Virginia Tech Graduate Tuition and Fees

Out-of-state part-time graduates at Virginia Tech paid an average of $1,534 per credit hour in 2019-2020. The average for in-state students was $761 per credit hour. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

Does Virginia Tech Offer an Online PhD in CIS?

Online degrees for the Virginia Tech CIS doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Virginia Tech Online Learning page.

Virginia Tech Doctorate Student Diversity for CIS

28 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
21.4% Women
7.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 28 doctor’s degrees in CIS handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 21.4% of the students who received their PhD in CIS in 2019-2020 were women. This is in the same ballpark of the nationwide number of 22.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 7.1% of the CIS doctor’s degrees at Virginia Tech in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 12%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students20
Other Races/Ethnicities1

PhD in CIS Focus Areas at Virginia Tech

Computer Information Systems students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Computer & Information Sciences28


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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