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Doctorate in Information Systems

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The Growing Need for Expertise

The growing role of information technology in business has increased the need for qualified information systems (IS) professionals. The need for IS professionals has in turn increased the need for IS education.

The Baylor University PhD in Information Systems (IS) focuses on educating and equipping the next generation of IS researchers, scholars and teachers to analyze and understand the impact of information technology on individuals, organizations and society.

Key Benefits Include:

  • High-Quality Education in IS/IT research and methodology.
  • Excellent IS Faculty with diverse IS and non-IS research interests.
  • Student-Professor Collaboration on IS Research and/or projects.
  • Academic flexibility to concentrate on IS issues in various disciplines.
  • Research support and opportunities in various IS domains.
  • Preparation for a career in academic research and teaching.
  • Lifetime mentorship with IS Faculty.

Career As A Thought Leader

The Baylor PhD aims to enhance your current education and equip you with the skills to become a thought leader in the information technology field.

As a PhD candidate, you will partake in a Research Mentorship that will give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member to produce a viable manuscript to be submitted for publication.

Throughout the program, you will have opportunities to conduct meaningful and vita-worthy research. The program provides the foundation for your future success as an IS PhD.

Inspiration and Preparation

Fall 2017

Time and Place Presenter Topic
Friday, September 15
10:30am - noon
Ph.D. Commons
Foster 310.23
Mr. Wallace Chipidza
PhD Candidate, Baylor University
Title: The Network as Dependent Variable - Antecedents of Online Social Network Evolution
Friday, September 22
10:15 - 11:45am
Foster 323
Dr. Emmanuelle Vaast
McGill University
Title: Social Media Affordances for Connective Action - An Examination of Microblogging Use during the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Monday, September 25
Foster 143
Dr. Eileen Trauth
Penn State University
Title: Social Inclusion and IT Career Choice: The Role of Stereotypes and Personal Influences
Wednesday, September 27
9:00 - 10:30am
Foster 122
Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider
Baylor University
Title: Investigating the Relationship Between Stress and the Information Systems Work Environment - A Multi-Method Study
Friday, September 29
11:30am - 1:00pm
Ph.D. Commons
Foster 310.23
Round Table Discussion
Baylor University
Title: Informal PhD Session with lunch, discussing topics such as choosing academic conferences, research ideas, and choosing journals to submit papers
Friday, December 1
10:15 - 11:45am
Dr. Wynne Chin
University of Houston
Title: TBD
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