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Acadmics | PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems

PhD in Computer Science and Information Systmes

A life-changing career path

The program is designed as a full-time four-year program consisting of 60 credit hours. Students complete coursework, research projects, exams, and a dissertation to fulfill the degree requirements. A detailed look at the schedule of courses can be found in the CSIS PhD Handbook.

30 hours of PhD Courses. 30 coursework for your dissertation for a total of 60 course hours.

Typical curriculum summary

PhD theory-based courses

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Research Themes in Information Systems
  • Strategic and Organizational Research
  • Analytical Research in Information Systems

Research methods courses

  • Foundational Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • SEM and Regression Techniques

Breadth CSIS courses

  • Computer Networks
  • Cloud Computing

Advanced research methods courses

  • Econometrics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Qualitative Research methods

Dissertation research


Year1 Research, prelim paper and exam. Year 2, project 2, comprehsive exam. Year 3 Disertation essay. Year 4 Defense.


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