Over more than three decades, the Ph.D. Program in Information Systems (IS) has prepared individuals for careers in IS research and education. Graduates of the program have assumed academic positions in universities and colleges throughout the world, as well as non-academic research positions in both industry and government. Many of our graduates have over the years achieved leadership positions and made significant contributions to the field. See our IS Ph.D. Graduates page.
Since its inception, the field of information systems has grown to be an important one, both in academia and in practice. Broadly, it addresses the organizational applications of information technology (IT) and the development and management of the systems that deliver these applications. The IS Ph.D. program traditionally addressed all major aspects of the IS field.
However, in recent years, the IS faculty at the Anderson School has become a small one and found it problematic to sustain its own Ph.D. program. Admission to the IS Ph.D. program is thus temporarily suspended. Students with IT interests may thus wish to consider applying to other areas, such as Decisions, Operations, & Technology Management; Human Resources & Organizational Behavior; Marketing; and Policy. Within these areas, considerable opportunities exist to pursue IT-related interests. Doctoral students in these areas are also welcome to affiliate themselves with the IS Research Program, which continues in the School.