The Information Quality Track of the Integrated Computing PhD Program consists of a minimum of 72 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree including a minimum of 30 hours of course-work from 5000 and 7000 level courses, and a minimum of 42 credit hours of 9000-level doctoral dissertation.
Each studentâ€™s plan of study is developed in conjunction with his/her doctoral advisor.
Graded Course Work:
– IFSC 7321 Information Science and Theory
– IFSC 7310 Information Systems Analysis
– INFQ 7303 Principles of Information Quality
– INFQ 7367 Information Quality and Strategy
– INFQ 7322 Information Quality Theory
– IFSC 7320 Database Systems and Information Architecture
– INFQ 7301, 7302, 7303 Research Methods
– 9 hours of electives
*All students must register for either the Research Seminar or the Ethics Seminar each semester while in the program
Transfer of Credit:
Transfer of credit is determined by the studentâ€™s advisory committee.Â Eligible transfer credits must be graduate-level, graded coursework taken at an accredited university and completed with a grade of B or A within the past five years of transfer.
Students in Information Quality must pass a comprehensive, written test over the
Two program core areas:
- Information Science Theory
- Information Systems Analysis
And two of the four track core areas:
- Information Quality Principles
- Information Quality Research and Theory
- Information Quality Policy and Strategy
- Database Design
Students must attempt the exam no sooner than the beginning of the second semester in the program. A student can attempt the candidacy exam a maximum of two times and must attempt it in consecutive semesters.
The studentâ€™s doctoral advisory committee will be composed of five members including the studentâ€™s doctoral advisor. The dissertation subject is selected by the student and the advisory committee at least two years prior to the oral defense of the research.