Information Science Track

The Information Science track of the doctoral program in computer and information sciences focuses on the theory, applications, technologies, and systems that classify, manipulate, store, retrieve, and disseminate information. Information science makes sense of the data that people gather through information technology.

This track seeks to expand human and technical capabilities in a world where information is of central importance. Students will become deeply immersed in the knowledge, skills, and technologies needed to design and develop systems for better storage, retrieval, and use of information. Graduates will be equipped to go on to challenging information technology careers in business, academia, and government.

The Information Science track is available both on campus and fully online. Three campus visits are required for Candidacy Examination, Oral Research Proposal, and Oral Dissertation Defense.

Information Science Track Core

  • IFSC 7310 – Information Systems Analysis
  • IFSC 7321 – Information Science: Principles and Theory
  • IFSC 7320 – Database Systems / Info Architecture
  • IFSC 5345 – Information Visualization
  • IFSC 7360 – Data Protection and Privacy
  • IFSC 7370 – Data Science and Technologies

Additional Requirements: Information Science Track

Seating Availability: Admission may be denied or deferred if the track is at full enrollment. Full enrollment is reached when the Track Coordinator determines there are not enough available faculty, financial support, or other resources to adequately accommodate additional students in the track.

Background: Applicants for the Information Science track are not required to have a specific degree background. However, all applicants are expected to have a basic working knowledge of computer programming, database programming, and statistics. Competencies in these areas may be gained demonstrated through formal course work, online training, or on-the-job experience.

GRE Scores: Quantitative Minimum Score of 155

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