Informatics, PhD

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

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.