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Important Notice

The program with concentration in information security has been migrated to the new Ph.D. in Information Assurance. Prospective students interested in CIS, but not information security, should look more closely at our Ph.D. programs in Information Systems and in Computer Science. Applications are no longer accepted to Computer Information Systems.

Program Information

This program offers a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Information Systems or the Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems with Concentration in Information Security. The program is especially well suited to information technology professionals in business, government, industry, or education who are involved with research, design, implementation, management, evaluation, utilization, or teaching of computer information systems. It provides information technology professionals with the knowledge and ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems. Each student must complete eight core courses, two research courses, and a dissertation.

A graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems will have the ability to:

  1. acquire advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of the field of computer information systems.
  2. communicate professionally and ethically about computer information systems research issues.
  3. identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature related to computer information systems.
  4. generate new knowledge through research/scholarship and disseminate that knowledge to others by demonstrating the necessary technical and intellectual skills to produce a written document that makes an original contribution to the field of computer information systems.
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