The University of Arkansas is the flagship public research university of the University of Arkansas System in the United States, promoting the students-first attitude that ensures personal attention and mentoring opportunities. Its purpose as a state flagship and land-grant institution is to provide access to internationally competitive public education, discover solutions to the challenges in society, develop research to improve the quality of life, and contribute expertise through collaboration and outreach. The university advances its research, teaching, and service using an inclusive, diverse, and global perspective. Aside from its strength in education and research, it also values personal integrity, character and respect, and cultivates fairness and understanding. It offers Information Systems Ph.D. from the ISYS Department of the Walton College of Business that promotes research and teaching excellence.
The program delivers hands-on application of concepts using various enterprise systems used in leading organizations including computing and data management platforms, real-world data sets, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software, analytical platforms, and visualization tools. The students will focus on research areas such as business analytics and intelligence, digital innovation, blockchain, cybersecurity, digitization, enterprise systems, healthcare IT, Neuro-IS, and technology diffusion. Similarly, they will expand their knowledge in transformative digital strategies, the economic value of digitization, and digital innovations. Throughout the program duration, learners will conduct research through centers and laboratories including Blockchain Center of Excellence, and the Behavioral Business Research Lab, write and present a research proposal, and defend a dissertation in addition to the coursework, research tools, core courses, and field courses. Learners also have access to the world-class enterprise systems infrastructure, and renowned organizations such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft, and IBM. In this way, learners will be well-prepared to be innovative researchers, as well as ready to step up for their career paths.
The admission requirements for the Information Systems Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas are an online application, a non-refundable application fee of $60, an undergraduate and graduate credit or knowledge in business information systems, database processing, programming language, and system analysis, a master’s degree, satisfactory GMAT or GRE scores, GPA and previous academic record, official transcripts and degree conferrals, statement of career objectives, 3 letters of recommendation, a resume, and an English language proficiency either TOEFL or IELTS score.
The full-time doctoral program has a 4 to 5 years duration. In-state students are required to pay a tuition fee of $596.80 per credit hour and $1,623.19 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Other fees such as university fees, books, transportation, room, and personal expenses will be paid in addition to the tuition fee. The university grants assistantships, financial aid, fellowships, and scholarships to qualified graduate business students.