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The Information Systems program offered at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is one of the few programs that approaches Information Systems in a holistic sense, including the social and political elements of building and maintaining complex, large-scale systems. 

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An admitted Information Systems  doctoral student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  is strongly encouraged to identify a mentor by the end of the first semester in the program. All doctoral students must have a mentor and a tentative committee by the end of their second semester in the program. Doctoral students are also expected to attend all research seminars, doctoral proposals and dissertation defenses, and any colloquia with guest speakers as part of their learning experience.

Programme Structure

The student's mentor can add more course requirements to the ones below depending on the student's level of competence, research productivity, and progress.

  • Doctoral students must complete the required two (2) methodology courses during their first year of study.
  • In addition, doctoral students must take 5 area courses.
  • All doctoral students must take two Independent Studies.

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General requirements

  •  The majority of successful applicants have an undergraduate GPA well above 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The IS Ph.D. program builds on an understanding of the design, development, analysis, and use of computer-based information systems. Successful applicants will have demonstrated aptitude and/or interest in one or more of these areas. In addition, applicants should have or be willing to acquire the necessary competence in some of the following areas depending on their research concentration: statistical analysis, experimental design, programming, databases and data mining, computational analysis, in order to conduct sophisticated research at the doctoral level

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