Excel as an Information Scientist-Practitioner
Position yourself for a rewarding and challenging career in research or information-related roles in business, government, education, or nonprofit organizations.
The strength of the PhD program at CEHC is grounded in collaborations between the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and the School of Education.
Completing this doctoral program prepares you to succeed in higher-level information management, academic research, and policy-making positions in the private and public sector.
Fundamentals of Information Technology
- Database Applications
- Introduction to Programming
- Web Technologies
- UNIX and Networking
- Managing Information and Technology in Organizations
- Information and Society
- Information Organization
- Information and Computing
- Information Policy
- Research Seminar Sequence
- Information Science Research Conference
- Research Design in Information Science
- Doctoral course in statistics/quantitative analysis
Primary Specialization and Field Exam
Six to seven courses in your area of interest.
Three courses in another specialization area.
Geographic Information Science
Required courses: Development of Geographic Thought, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Seminar in Geographic Information Systems
Sample electives: Digital Image Analysis, Advanced Cartography, GIS in Criminal Justice, Graduate Internship in Geography
Required coursework in information systems, networks, databases, and statistics. See PhD student manual for details.
Sample electives: Data Mining, Cryptography, Information Retrieval, Auditing of Advanced Accounting Systems, Information Security, Computer Forensics
Information, Government, and Democratic Society
Required courses: Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management, Theories and Research in Political Communication, Information and Public Policy
Sample electives: Message Design and Social Influence, Technology and Contemporary Organizational Life, Responsible Use of Criminal Justice Information, International Law and Organization
Information in Organizational Environments
Choose from three tracks: general organizational studies, micro-organizational studies, or macro-organizational studies.
Sample courses: Cultural Analysis of Organization, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Group Dynamics, Managing Productivity and Quality of Work Life, Complex Organizations and Bureaucracy, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
Knowledge Organization and Management
Required courses: Information and Knowledge Organization, Information Storage and Retrieval
Sample electives: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Logic and Philosophy, Intro to Mathematical Logic
Sample courses: Spatial Statistics, Remote Sensing, Image Analysis, Database and Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Bayesian Data Analysis, Simulation Modeling for Decision Making, Simulation for Policy Analysis and Design