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Executive PhD in IT Program Mission and Goals

The Executive PhD in IT Program consists of four components:  1) Program of Study; 2) Content Specialty Area; 3) Dissertation; and 4) a Comprehensive Exam. Through this course structure, The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology Program seeks to prepare candidates:

  • To use predictive analytics to identify cyber threats, employ big data analytics to improve healthcare, and empower smart cities to make policy changes for societal well-being.
  • To problem-solve – developing research-based, strategic, effective, and ethical solutions to optimize best practices in the field.  
  • To strengthen communication, collaboration, research, and critical thinking skills through a rigorous academic experience.
  • To equip graduates to meet the aggressive demand for qualified data scientists in virtually every sector of the economy.