The coursework in the program must total at least 60 semester credit hours past the bachelor's degree, exclusive of any leveling work required or enrollment in BA 8000, the doctoral dissertation course. A Ph.D. student is required to enroll in 21 hours each calendar year with a minimum of 9 hours and a maximum of 12 hours each semester.
Required MIS Seminar Courses (15 credit hours)
Seminar courses involve reading and discussion important MIS articles and writing at least one paper.
|Required MIS Seminar Courses (15 credit hours)|
|ISQS 7341||Seminar in MIS Research and Methods|
|ISQS 7346||Seminar in Cognitive and Behavioral MIS Research|
|ISQS 7347||Seminar in Managerial and Organizational MIS Research|
|ISQS 7342||Advanced Topics on Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences May be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor required. Topic must be approved by the MIS Doctoral Advisor.|
|ISQS 7342 or
|Advanced Topics on Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences or Independent Studies. May be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor required. Topic must be approved by the MIS Doctoral Advisor.|
Courses from Supporting Areas (15-18 credit hours)
In addition to the required coursework outlined above, students are also required to take coursework from one or two supporting areas. Students selecting two areas typically take three courses in each area while the single area option consists of at least five courses. Supporting area courses give students expertise in a "reference discipline" such as psychology or economics. An area may be filled from several colleges; the important point is that coursework forms a coherent whole that supports the student's research agenda. Supporting area courses should be doctoral level where feasible.
Statistics and Data Analysis Courses (12-15 credit hours)
Early in the program, each student must satisfy tool requirements by successfully completing the following coursework with a minimum grade of B.
|Statistics and Data Analysis Courses (12-15 credit hours)|
|ISQS 5347||Advanced Statistical Methods|
|Other||At least three other statistics courses|
Seminar in Teaching (3 credit hours)
All Ph.D. students are required to take BA 5395, Practicum in Higher Education, which prepares students to teach university classes.
Independent Studies to Conduct Research
Students will typically take several BA 7000 (Independent Study) courses to collaborate on research with faculty.
Special Topics in Information Systems
Students are required to take a 1-hour "special topics" class each long semester while they reside in Lubbock. Topics include periodic discussions of recently published journal articles, participation in research workshops, and professional development.
Other Possible Requirements (various credit hours)
Depending on the student's background, the student may be required to take up to four business leveling courses and up to three courses in information technology.
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the Rawls College of Business reserves the right to make changes to pertinent information including but not limited to degree plans and program requirements.