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Doctoral Minor in MIS

Student AdvisingEarn an Minor in MIS

Students pursuing their PhD through other departments at The University of Arizona may also be able to obtain a minor in MIS. Obtaining an MIS Minor requires 12 units of MIS graduate courses (typically four courses) that will create a solid foundation in a particular area of MIS.

In addition, students completing a minor will work with their Minor advisor to prepare a paper on an appropriate MIS related topic.

At least two of the four courses must be chosen from the following MIS doctoral core course list:

  • MIS 510: Web Computing and Mining
  • MIS 531: Enterprise Data Management
  • MIS 541: Information Systems Analysis & Design
  • MIS 543: Business Data Communications and Networking
  • MIS 611b: Topics in Research Methodologies in MIS
  • MIS 696a: Readings in MIS

Students who are interested in this program should follow the procedure below:

  • Browse the MIS Faculty Web pages to find an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor whose research interests match your career goals.
  • Contact the faculty member you select and arrange to meet with the faculty.
  • During the meeting you need to accomplish the following:
    - Obtain the faculty member's approval to serve as your Minor advisor and complete Ph.D. Minor form.
    - Obtain the faculty member's approval of your area of study.
    - Obtain the faculty member's signature on the documents required by your home department.
  • Your Minor advisor can help you select the appropriate graduate-level courses and make decisions regarding any additional requirements for your Minor, including the Minor Preliminary Exam in reference to the specific requirements of your home department.
  • Complete the approved courses and all Minor requirements according to your agreement with your Minor advisor within the timeframe established by your home department.

For additional information, please contact us.