Housed within one of the world’s most respected and highest-ranking MIS departments, our doctoral program offers students exceptional opportunities.
Research, problem-solve, learn, grow and work with our incredibly accomplished and diverse MIS faculty.
A leading program throughout its decades-long history, the Eller MIS Department offers doctoral students the opportunity to learn and work with the best. Our well-funded research program has pushed our field further time and time again, and it prepares our PhD students for thriving careers at the forefront of MIS teaching and research.
Plan of Study
The MIS PhD program starts with a solid foundation in research methodology, then builds on this with a synthesis of state-of-the-art technologies and approaches that span multiple disciplines. Through a mix of hands-on and theoretical work, you’ll master skills and subjects valued in academia and the private sector.
overall in funding for research
among MIS departments worldwide
MIS research ranking worldwide
MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research
and Journal of Management Information Systems
top research centers and laboratories
AI Lab, BORDERS, CMI and INSITE
Doctoral Admissions Process
Applicants will need to meet GPA standards (3.5 or higher) and show GMAT or GRE scores from within five years, as well as official transcripts and academic records. A bachelor’s degree, resume, three letters of recommendation and a completed graduate college application are required.
Our doctoral students receive full funding through either research or teaching assistantships, which include a 10-month stipend and student medical insurance. Travel funding is available for conferences, workshops and other career-building activities.
January 15, 2021: Next Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Admission (Domestic and International)
Doctoral students are admitted only in the fall semester, and all application materials must be submitted online.
Our faculty are creating the next generation of MIS knowledge and giving students unparalleled opportunities for independent research and scholarly publication. Our doctoral students make use of their vast expertise as well as our multiple research centers and labs.
Our doctoral students fare exceptionally well in the job market, landing placements in well-respected academic institutions such as Purdue University, University of Georgia and Penn State University and as well as global corporations like Google and Microsoft.
Our world-renowned faculty have set and upheld a high bar in the field of MIS. Not only did they pioneer one of the first MIS programs in the world—a program ranked in the top five every year since—they’re also known around the world for their research, publications and outreach efforts.
Start Your Journey to the Top of Your Field
Small class sizes. A great faculty-to-doctoral-student ratio. Incredible research resources. A stellar track record. And you.
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