Information Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

Why study Information Technology?

The Information Technology doctoral program prepares candidates with skills to advance applied research in evidence-based, human-centered and secure IT practice. In addition, the program prepares candidates whose research will advance knowledge in evidence-based practices needed to educate future IT professionals at the K12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • Earned a baccalaureate degree from an ABET accredited Information Technology degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or better. ABET is a non profit certified organization that accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, engineering, and engineering technology.
    • Earned an undergraduate degree and (a) completed a minimum of 18 graduate-level course work in Information Technology with a GPA of 3.5 or above, or (b) completed significant years of professional experience in information technology as determined by the graduate director
  • Though not an admissions requirement, applicants may include Graduate Record Examination scores to demonstrate their potential for sucess in the doctoral program
  • Transcripts (Note: for the application you may upload unofficial transcripts; however, if admitted you will need to submit your official transcripts.)
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • A resume or curriculum vita (CV). Include any prior research or teaching experience, if applicable
  • A personal statement with discussion of relevant experience, goals, and fit with the UC program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if applicable
Graduates of the program will be prepared to hold positions in academia as assistant professors of Information Technology or other related computing disciplines. In the industry, research in Information Technology continues to emerge and will take time to evolve. However, graduates of the program will be able to hold positions in research and development in a variety of IT-related organizations, medical research organizations, financial organizations, social media organizations, government, among many others.

Lauren Kirgis

Application Deadlines

Fall-March 31

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Lauren Kirgis
2620 McMicken Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 558-4184

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Program Code: 18DOC-IT-PHD