PhD Program in Network Science at CEU

Doctor of Philosophy in Network Science

Program level: Post-graduate (Doctoral)

Degree awarded: PhD

Unit: Center for Network Science

Program registration: Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department

Program length: 3-6 years

Type of degree: CEU

CEU credits: 90

ECTS credits: 180.00

Start of the program: September

Director: János Kertész


PROGRAM URL: Doctor of Philosophy in Network Science

CEU Application Details

Program Description

The PhD program in Network Science is a research-oriented program. It includes training in theoretical and computational methods and coursework on the basic notions and theories of complex networks including hands-on experience with large datasets. Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific related fields, like mathematics, sociology, political science or environmental science. During their research work they will participate in international research projects and by the end of their PhD studies they will develop into independent researchers, with the ability to contribute to network science with analyzes and modeling empirical data.

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive the CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist.

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program

Core courses

Optional courses

Entry Requirements for the Doctoral Program

We expect applications from candidates with an interest in network science and/or its applications to political science, economics, sociology and environmental sciences. The program is hosted by the Center for Network Science.

  • General CEU admissions requirements
  • Master’s degree in one of a broad range of related disciplines, including physics, mathematics, computer science, sociology, political science and economics
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Detailed account of earlier studies (courses, results)
  • Motivation letter
  • Names and email addresses of two reference persons