PhD in Information Technology

The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Information Technology is offered in order to satisfy the strong demand of organizations and the broader society for graduates with advanced levels of knowledge and skills in the field of Information Technology. In particular, these skills include expertise in problem-solving and the ability to conduct and report on research based on the development and application of theoretical understandings. Graduates with these attributes are able to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge related to Information Technology and are able to provide leadership for the advancement of organizations and the development of an innovation-based society.

Curriculum Structure

Coursework and Dissertation
Foundation Courses (Non – credit)
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Dissertation (36 credits)
Total 48 credits


Foundation Course
AWC 2000 Upper Intermediate Academic Writing Course
Elective Courses

IT 8311 Advanced Computer Applications for Graphics and Image Processing
IT 8312 Knowledge Management Systems
IT 8313 Advanced Communication Systems
IT 8321 Software Engineering Methods
IT 8323 Technologies for Internet Security
IT 8325 Advanced Database Systems
IT 8326 Expert Systems Applications
IT 8327 Decision Support Systems
IT 8330 Electronic Commerce Models and Technologies
IT 8331 Information Systems Sourcing
IT 8332 Modern Systems Development Methodologies
IT 8333 Information Technology Evaluation Methods
IT 8334 Research Methods in Information Technology
IT 8335 Quantitative Methods for Information Technology
IT 8336 Advanced Digital Image and Video Processing
IT 8337 Recommendation Systems
IT 8338 Data Mining
IT 8339 Social Network Modeling
IT 8400-99 Advanced Topics in Information Technology

  • IT 9000 Dissertation