PhD Program Concentrations

Credit hours in the degree plan with a specific Concentration are distributed as follows:

 

Core Areas
(18-21 hrs)

Information Science Core
(9 hrs, required)

 

INFO 6000 Seminar in Information Science
INFO 6700 Seminar in Communication and Use of Information
INFO 6945 - Doctoral Seminar in Information Issues

Methods Core 
(9-12 hrs depending on a specific concentration)

  INFO 6940 Research Design 
Quantitative Research Methods / Statistics (6 credit hours for Cybersecurity; Consumer Behavior and Experience Management; Health Informatics ; and Data Science concentrations; 3 credit hours for Journalism concentration)
Qualitative Research Methods (3 credit hours)

Concentration  Core (12-15 hrs)

Cyber Security Concentration Core (12 hrs, required)

 

Please consult the Cyber Security Concentration degree requirements for  the list of Concentration Core courses in the Cyber Security Concentration program. 

Consumer Behavior and Experience Management Concentration Core (15 hrs, required)

 

Please consult the Consumer Behavior and Experience Management Concentration degree requirements for  the list of Concentration Core courses in the Consumer Behavior and Experience Management Concentration program. 

Health Informatics Concentration Core (12 hrs, required)

 

Please consult the Health Informatics degree requirements for the list of Concentration Core courses  in the Health Informatics Concentration program. 

Journalism Concentration Core (15 hrs, required)

 

Please consult the Journalism Concentration degree requirements for the list of Concentration Core courses  in the Journalism Concentration program. 

Data Science Concentration Core (15 hrs required)

 

Please consult the Data Science Concentration degree requirements for the list of Concentration Core courses  in the Data Science Concentration program. 

 

 

Linguistics Concentration Core (15 hrs, required)

 

Please consult the Linguistics Concentration degree requirments for  the list of Concentration Core courses  in the Linguistics Concentration program. 

  Geospatial Information Science (15 Hours, required)   Please consult the Geospatial Information Science Concentration for admission and course requirements.

Concentration Electives (9-12 hrs depending on a specific concentration)

  With approval of major advisor. Please consult the Cyber Security Concentration degree requirements,  the Consumer Behavior and Experience Management Concentration degree requirements, the Health Informaitcs degree requirements, the Journalism Concentration degree requirements, the Data Science Concentration degree requirements, the Linguistics Concentration degree requirments or the Geospatial Information Science degree requirements for details on concentration electives.

Qualifying Examination/ INFO 6660 Readings in Information Science (3 hrs)

  Please consult the IS PhD Program Handbook for more information.
Dissertation (12 hrs)   INFO 6950 Doctoral Dissertation