This degree will prepare you to discover new knowledge through research and answer questions about practical problems through applied research.
Graduate typically teach or conduct research at a university or work as researchers within private or public research and development centers.
Doctoral applicants are expected to have a master's degree in our field, but can be admitted without one.
Students admitted without a master's degree in IST are required to complete the IST masters core (R511, R521, R541, R561) early in their program of studies. All doctoral students are expected to study full time and to be active members of the academic community.
Prerequisites: Computer Competencies
Macintosh or Windows word processing, graphics, operating systems, general understanding of how computers work, email, file transfer, information retrieval, scanning, and Web publishing.