As a Ph.D. candidate, you’ll contribute to the advancement of information systems knowledge through high-quality, discipline-based scholarship. Our rigorous curriculum prepares you to teach subsequent generations of information systems students. You’ll also be qualified to apply research methods in the field.
Our typical program size is 15 doctoral students, which means you’ll work closely with outstanding faculty members who have made significant contributions to the discipline.
Coursework includes four doctoral seminars in well-defined information systems areas. These seminars offer breadth and depth of knowledge, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in different areas and approaches to information systems research. We also require one teaching course, five research courses and four electives.
Program and degree requirements
Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available to support full-time students. Accepted and funded students are provided a graduate assistantship which covers all required tuition and fees, and pays an annual stipend of $24,000. This stipend is compensation for 20 hours per week of teaching and/or research performed for the department. Students making satisfactory progress in the program typically receive tuition and stipend support for four years.
A limited number of full and/or part-time students may also be admitted without assistantship support.
Alumni employers include:
- University of Connecticut
- Claremont Graduate University
- University of San Francisco
- University of South Carolina
- West Texas A&M University