Department of Information Systems - Ph.D. Program Overview
Ph.D. Program Overview
The Department of Information Systems offers a doctoral concentration within the W. P. Carey Ph.D. in Business Administration degree program. The primary objective of the Ph.D. in computer information systems is to prepare scholars for careers as professors at leading research universities.
This full-time program allows students to develop the capability to review, analyze, conduct and publish research through a series of seminars and additional supporting coursework. Ph.D. students also participate in ongoing research projects with faculty members in the Department of Information Systems and other W. P. Carey departments, and with faculty at other ASU schools and colleges.
The size of the Department of Information Systems doctoral program historically has been between nine and 12 students. We seek to admit three or four students per year.
Please review our admissions page for details on the application and admission requirements.
Podcast: Plunging Into Research -- The IS Doctoral Program
In this podcast, faculty talk about the distinguishing characteristics of the W. P. Carey School's information systems doctoral program. Unlike many schools, the Department of Information Systems plunges its doctoral students into research right away. Students engage with faculty members in research projects that result in publications or conference presentations starting in their very first semester. Listen...
The Information Systems Doctoral Program: A Diverse Community
Committing to a doctoral degree program is a big decision. To understand why someone would take the leap, KnowIT interviewed a sampling of current Ph.D. students. We learned they were attracted by W. P. Carey’s collaborative environment and strong reputation; together they are a vibrant intellectual community. We hope their stories will help Ph.D. aspirants make up their minds and in the process, we offer all of our readers a glimpse of the Ph.D. experience. Read more