Ph.D. Minor in MIS

Earn an Minor in MIS

Doctoral Minor in MISStudents 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 foundation course list:

  • MIS 531: Enterprise Data Management
  • MIS 611A: Design Science Research Methodologies
  • MIS 611B: Behavioral Research Methodologies in MIS
  • MIS 611C: Economics of Information Systems
  • MIS 611D: Topics in Data and Web Mining
  • MIS 696A: Readings in MIS
  • MIS 696D: Models for Quantitative Analysis

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

  • Browse the MIS Faculty directory 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 obtain the MIS faculty member's approval to serve as your Minor advisor.
  • Submit a completed online application form.
    • The form will require that you input the name of your MIS faculty member who has agreed to be your Minor advisor. 
  • Your MIS 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 MIS courses and all Minor requirements according to your agreement with your Minor advisor within the timeframe established by your home department.