You will complete 30 hours of CSIS courses beyond the Master's level.
See the organization of the PhD degree for the components of the program.
The course work provides exposure to advanced CSIS areas, a solid research methodology background, and breadth in other areas of CSIS.You may transfer up to 21 credit hours to satisfy course requirements based on the recommendation of your advisor.
In accordance with the rules of the graduate school, students take at least 30 hours of dissertation research. See Table 1 for a summary of the degree requirements.
You will take nine hours of PhD courses in the school or college you were admitted to and three hours in the other school or college. Each area (CS or IS) may impose additional requirements either for the area as a whole or as an advisor's requirements.
Table 1. Summary of PhD Program Requirements
|MS degree credit
|PhD courses in same unit
|PhD courses in other unit
|Research methodology courses
||12 or 15|
|Breadth CSIS courses in other unit
||3 or 6|
Total Hours 90 semester hours
If you have a specialized Master's of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from a business school or a Master's of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) you are waived from the MSIS or MSCS degree requirements. If you do not have a specialized MS degree you may submit petitions to waive the prerequisite MS level courses.
IS students entering the program without a MSIS from a business school can submit petitions to waive MSIS courses.
CS students without a MSCS can submit petitions to waive MSCS courses.
Petitions should be submitted to the appropriate graduate advisor in the first semester of the program. IS students should submit a separate petition to waive each prerequisite MSIS level course listed below:
- Business Process Management ISMG6040
- Analysis, Modeling, and Design ISMG6060
- Data Base Management Systems ISMG6080
- Internet and Mobile Technologies ISMG6120
- Either Net Programming Fundamentals ISMG6020 or Information Systems Management and Strategy ISMG6180
All the general requirements of the Business Schoool apply, even if not mentioned explicitly, in particular the language and residency requirements.