Informatics, PhD

The PhD in informatics emphasizes preparation for research, teaching, and scholarly endeavor in academic settings or private, industrial, or governmental laboratories. Students focus on applying informatics research to a field of choice (e.g., health, biology, human-computer interaction, geography, design).

Learning Outcomes

Students will exhibit:

  • broad, up-to-date knowledge of informatics topics including computational thinking, software development, data analytics, human-centered computing concepts, and professional ethics;
  • domain-specific knowledge and skills related to the field of application of informatics research;
  • fluency at reading, analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating research; and a
  • thorough understanding of relevant research methods and ability to conduct original research that contributes to the field of informatics.