The Information Systems (IS) PhD fosters creative thinking and a practical, problem-solving approach to behavioral and strategic issues commonly addressed in the field of information systems.
Our program provides students with a strong foundation in the current practice and new opportunities in information systems studies. Research in our program targets the intersection between the implementation, design, and use of IS, and business applications of IS, to produce managerially relevant research. Our goal is to develop outstanding researchers and teachers who make substantive contributions to scholarship and to place them in academic research institutions
The doctoral program is successful because it offers:
- World-class faculty who actively research and publish in the top IS journals
- Collaborative and creative intellectual community that supports doctoral student scholarly development
- Comprehensive and relevant coursework that equips students with the theories and methods needed to investigate IS problems
- Individual attention from multiple faculty to support students in early research endeavors and multiple publication opportunities
- Preparation for the IS academic job market
- Exposure to the IS research community from around the world through international conferences (AMCIS, ICIS, HICSS, ECIS, etc.) and on-campus research talks
We welcome applications from individuals who are intellectually curious about the development and application of IS and are eager to pursue a career in academia.