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Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
, AL, | Online
The Ph.D. in Information Systems offered at the Dakota State University will give you a strong command of applications and research practices, and prep you to develop and support new IT innovations.


Benefits of getting your Ph.D. in Information Systems at Dakota State University

You’ll have the opportunity to do plenty of research and produce a written dissertation on a cutting-edge information systems topic as part of this popular program.

There’s really no better place to get your degree in Information Systems. Technology is what we do, and the latest and greatest is infused naturally within the curriculum to give you the edge you need.

You’ll come away from this program with a terminal degree and recognition as an expert in your specialization. Specifically, you’ll graduate with a high-level understanding of IS theory and practice, qualitative, design, and quantitative research techniques, and more.

You also have the freedom to complete your Ph.D. in Information Systems on a full-time or part-time basis, on-campus or online—whichever you prefer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

The program offers three research specializations at the doctoral level:

  • Analytics and decision support
  • Information assurance and computer security
  • Healthcare information systems
Each of these specializations includes a series of courses that will familiarize you with the most contemporary issues in the field.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply, you need to have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an institution with full regional accreditation for that degree.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • Satisfactory GRE scores on a test taken within the last five years.
  • Essential knowledge in both business fundamentals and information systems.

The knowledge requirement can be met in a variety of ways, including: an undergraduate degree in MIS; specific undergraduate or graduate coursework that covers required knowledge; appropriate, verifiable IS/IT or management experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    636 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 636 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    491 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 491 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    359 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 359 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Online: $450.90 per credit hour
  • Online non-resident computer science: $557.40 per credit hou

Living costs for Madison

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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