Degree Requirements

To graduate, students must have an approved dissertation and are expected to attain an overall GPA of at least 3.5. Students need always to get approval of the Ph.D. Graduate Committee for the courses they take for their degree requirements.

Ph.D. Information Systems
(students with a master’s in information science or related computational degree). 4

Electives
700-level courses 112
600-level courses12
Dissertation
IS790 Doct Dissetation & Res 2
Seminar
IS 791Doctoral Seminar 30
Total Credits24

 Ph.D. Information Systems
(students with a bachelors in information science or related computational degree).4

Electives
600 and 700-level courses 136
Dissertation
IS790 Doct Dissetation & Res 2
Seminar
IS 791Doctoral Seminar 30
Total Credits36
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
IS 601 Web Systems Development 3
IS 631 Enterprise Database Management 3
IS 661
User Experience Design
or Customer Discovery
3
IS 665 Data Analytics for Info System 3
ENG 503 Advanced English for International Teaching Assistants 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 677 Information System Principles 3
IS 663 System Analysis and Design 3
IS 765 Quantitative Methods in Information Systems Research 3
IS 661
User Experience Design
or Customer Discovery
3
 Term Credits12
Second Year
1st Semester
IS 776 IS Research Study 3
0-2 specialty courses (as recommended by the advisor and required for full-time status)  
 Term Credits3
2nd Semester
IS 725 Independent Study in Information Systems 3
or a 700-level specialty course (if needed to fulfill 700-level course requirements)
 
0-2 specialty course (if recommended by the advisor and required for full-time status)  
 Term Credits3
Third Year
1st Semester
More specialty courses (if recommended by the advisor)  
IS 726 Independent Study II ((if needed to fulfill 700-level course requirements)) 3
 Term Credits3
2nd Semester
More specialty courses (if recommended by the advisor)  
 Term Credits0
 Total Credits36