Information Assurance

A National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education

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The Ph.D. in Information Systems is designed for the student with a master's degree in information systems, information science, computer science, information technology, or a related area. In addition to holding a relevant master's degree, the applicant should satisfy graduate prerequisites or have equivalent experience in information systems, programming languages, database systems, systems analysis and design, telecommunications and computer networks, and statistics. Students may be admitted without course work in statistics, but will be required to complete RESD 600, Introduction to Research Methodology and Statistics, and obtain a grade of B+ or above.

Alternatively, College of Engineering and Computing master's students in information systems or information security may apply for early admission into the Ph.D. in Information Systems. This option provides the opportunity for master’s students in information security or management information systems to earn the Ph.D. in information systems in a shorter time. In addition to the requirements specified in the section Early Admission into the Ph.D. Program of the Graduate Catalog, master’s students in information security must complete all six ISEC-prefixed core courses in the program and their prerequisites (CISC 640 and 650, and MSIT 630), whereas master’s students in management information systems must complete the program core and all courses from the chosen concentration. Students must also have completed RESD 600, Introduction to Research Methodology and Statistics, or its equivalent elsewhere.

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