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Informatics, Ph.D.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Become an expert in the science of informatics and digital transformation through our Ph.D. program for researchers, teachers and leaders.

Informatics combines diverse perspectives of information technology and computing with business, engineering and social, behavioral and economic sciences. You will use convergent research strategies and team-based science to address problems in health care, business, engineering and other fields.

Program Highlights

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    Exceptional Program

    Study in one of a limited number of informatics Ph.D. programs in the United States.

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    Optional Concentration

    Supplement your education by taking an optional concentration in health informatics.

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    Career Opportunities

    Obtain a prestigious career as a professor at a leading research university.

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    An Expert Faculty

    Work with nationally recognized faculty members with research programs in health informatics and more.

What You’ll Study

Some of the most popular courses in this program include Enterprise Network Management and Analysis and Design of Information Systems and Technology. You will be mentored by nationally recognized faculty members with research programs in health informatics, cyberinfrastructure, computer networks and human-computer interaction.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Coding

    Creating software or computer programs using specific programming languages and techniques

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

  • Systems Analysis

    Studying and improving complex systems to optimize performance and efficiency

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

    Public Speaking

    Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Professor of Information Systems
  • Professor of Information Technology
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Officer

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Information Technology

After getting the chance to be in a research environment and experiencing the support of my professors, I knew that if I decided to advance my education it had to be with the College of Engineering and Computing. I knew that being challenged would help me grow and be prepared for the journey ahead.

Marcus Sharper
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