Ph.D. On Campus

Information Systems and Technology Management

University of Pittsburgh

60 months
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A Information Systems and Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh grounded in research methods and strategies, with a mentorship model, that gives students an esteemed personal foundation.



We actively collaborate with our PhD students. Our faculty members frequently work with students to co-publish articles in top journals.

According to a 2011 paper in Communications of the AIS by Clark et al., our graduates ranked 4th out of 109 PhD programs studied when considering the top 6 journals (as defined by the AIS Senior Scholars). Our faculty ranked 6th out of 109 schools studied when considering the same target journals.

Katz offers a breadth of research topics–many students can find a home here. Recent PhD dissertation topics have included e-commerce, online communities, project management, IS security and trust, knowledge management, user participation, digital-goods economics, and software measurement. Of course, your thesis topic is limited only by your imagination and drive.

The Information Systems and Technology Management at the University of Pittsburgh investigates behavioral, design, and economic issues related to the use and impact of information technology. 

Examples of focal research themes are analytics, behavioral security, consumer and firm behavior in the digital age, digital platform strategy, health care systems, human factors in information systems design, IT governance, and software product development and services delivery. 

Through coursework, research seminars, and participation in faculty research projects, our students gain the core theoretical and methodological skills needed to conduct independent research and to answer meaningful research questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Katz PhD Seminar in Major Area
  • Research Methods Course
  • Major Course Choice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

How to apply:

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Three recommendations
  • Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will only be needed if the doctoral committee is interested in admitting you.)
  • Official GMAT or GRE and TOEFL scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

Tuition and fees vary based on program, residential status, and other factors.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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