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Suggested Course Sequence

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. Below is a suggested course sequence. 

Year 1

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)
MIS doctoral seminar as scheduled (3 credit hours)
Advanced Statistical Methods (ISQS 5347)
Practicum in Higher Education (BA 5395)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours)
MIS doctoral seminar as scheduled (3 credit hours)
A statistics class as advised (3 credit hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Summer Semester (3 Credit Hours)
Research (BA 7000) -- Supervised Research Project

Year 2

Fall Semester (10 credit hours)
MIS doctoral seminar as scheduled (3 credit hours)
A statistics class as advised (3 credit hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours)
MIS doctoral seminar as scheduled (3 credit hours)
A statistics class as advised (3 credit hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Summer Semester (3 Credit Hours)
Research (BA 7000) (3 credit hours)
Qualifying Exam (June)

Year 3

Fall Semester (9 credit hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
Research (BA 7000) (2 credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Spring Semester (9 Credit Hours)
A supporting field class as advised (3 credit hours)
Research (BA 7000) (3 credit hours)
Dissertation (BA 8000) (2 Credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Summer Semester (3 Credit Hours)
Dissertation (BA 8000) (3 Credit hours)

Year 4

Fall Semester (9 Credit Hours)
Dissertation (BA 8000) (8 Credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Spring Semester (9 Credit Hours)
Dissertation (BA 8000) (8 Credit hours)
Special Topics in Information Systems (1 credit hour)
Summer Semester (3 Credit Hours)
Dissertation (BA 8000) (3 Credit hours)
Completion of the dissertation requires the student to conduct and write about original research that would constitute an original contribution in the academic literature. The length of time required to complete the dissertation will vary by student. Some students who may require additional background courses in information technology or business.
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