Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems

Do more with your Ph.D. in Information Systems.

Our Ph.D. in Information Systems will give you a strong command of applications and research practices, and prep you to develop and support new IT innovations.

You’ll have the opportunity to do plenty of research and produce a written dissertation on a cutting-edge information systems topic as part of this popular program.

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Possible job titles

  • Professor
  • Researcher for the government, a private company, or academic setting
  • IS director or manager for a corporation or data-intensive industry such as banking and finance

Benefits of getting your Ph.D. in Information Systems at DSU

There’s really no better place to get your degree in Information Systems. Technology is what we do, and the latest and greatest is infused naturally within the curriculum to give you the edge you need.

You’ll come away from this program with a terminal degree and recognition as an expert in your specialization. Specifically, you’ll graduate with a high-level understanding of IS theory and practice, qualitative, design, and quantitative research techniques, and more.

You also have the freedom to complete your Ph.D. in Information Systems on a full-time or part-time basis, on-campus or online—whichever you prefer.


We offer three research specializations at the doctoral level:

  • Analytics and decision support
  • Information assurance and computer security
  • Healthcare information systems

Each of these specializations includes a series of courses that will familiarize you with the most contemporary issues in the field.

Apply to our Ph.D. in Information Systems program

Be part of this popular program by filling out your application today.

And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to read up on our program-specific admission requirements for the Ph.D. in Information Systems before applying. 

Apply to our Ph.D. in IS program today!

Get your degree online

For your convenience, in addition to our on-campus courses, our Ph.D. in Information Systems program is also offered completely online. 

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking in our Graduate Catalog. Check up on when and how to apply to this program with the timelines and requirements, or meet Ph.D. in Information Systems faculty online or during a campus visit. You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.

What Alumni Say

Timothy Perez

"DSU offered an excellent program. However, I lived out of state and needed to take the program online. Faculty were very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable."

Timothy Perez '13
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Information Systems Management at Brandman University
Major: D. Sc. Information Systems