Information Systems, Ph.D.
FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: December 15 for Fellowship consideration, rolling after that date. All Ph.D. applications received after February 15 are processed together after the deadline date.
APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.
Number Required: 2
From Whom: Letters of recommendation should
be obtained from college/university faculty
members familiar with academic competence.
Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:
No specific coursework is required for admission consideration.
Master's Degree in
A master's degree in Management Information Systems or Computer Science is required. An alternative is the completion of specific prerequisite courses.
Bachelor's Degree in
All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.
Statement of Goals:
The Statement of Goals should
be approximately 500-1,000 words
and should include the following
specific interest in Temple's program; your
reasons and motivation for applying for a Ph.D.
program in Business Administration; your
future career goals; and your academic
and research achievements.
Standardized Test Scores:
The GMAT or GRE is required, with scores in both Quantitative and Verbal in the 90th percentile range..
Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted:
100 iBT or 600 PBT.
A resume is required.
General Program Requirements:
BA 9100 – Math Preparation (August)
BA 9101or BA 9090 – Business Statistics I
BA 9103 – Theory of Choice
BA 9105 – Business Econometrics I Concentration pro-seminar
MIS 9002/ MIS 9003 – MIS seminar I
BA 9102 – Business Statistics II
BA 9106 – Business Econometrics II or BA 9201 – Quantitative Research Methods I
BA9001 – Organizations and Management Theory
BA 9104 – Game Theory 2
MIS 9004 – MIS seminar II
BA 9209 – Business Econometrics III or BA 9207 – Quantitative Research Methods II
BA 9002 – Philosophy of Science
BA 9205 – Information Economics
MIS 9002/9003 – MIS seminar III
Summer Research Paper
Statistics Competency Examination:
An assessment of proficiency in
statistical theory and methodology
is made at the end of the
first year in the program.
The purpose of the preliminary examination is to demonstrate critical and interpretive knowledge of current research. The subject areas are determined, in advance, by the faculty of the department.
The dissertation proposal demonstrates the student's knowledge of and ability to conduct the proposed research. The proposal should consist of the following: (a) the context and background surrounding a particular research problem; (b) an exhaustive survey and review of literature related to the problem; and (c) a detailed methodological plan for investigating the problem.
The doctoral dissertation is an original empirical study that makes a significant contribution to the field. It should expand the existing knowledge and demonstrate the student's knowledge of both research methods and a mastery of her/his primary area of interest. Dissertations should be rigorously investigated; uphold the ethics and standard of the field; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the primary area of interest and the broader field of business; and be prepared for publication in an academic journal.
Program Contact Information:
Dept. of Management Information Systems
Fox School of Business
210 Speakman Hall
1810 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
About the Program
The Ph.D. program in Business Administration
prepares the student for advanced
research and scholarship. The primary
emphasis of our program is to prepare
future faculty members for successful
academic careers, although many
of our alumni are employed in government,
industry, and consulting.
All Fox School of Business and Management graduate programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Areas of Specialization:
The primary focus of the
MIS faculty is on research in the
following areas of E-Business and
E-Commerce: Computer Support of
Communication, Collaboration, and
Group Learning; Data Warehousing
and Visualization; Innovation and
Diffusion and Electronic Scholarship; IS
Development and Use; IS Strategy, Planning,
and Sourcing; Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of IS Research; and Virtual Communities and Knowledge Management.
The program prepares individuals
for academic and corporate research
Non-Matriculated Student Policy:
are not permitted to take doctoral
Typically all PhD students receive financial assistantship in the form of full tuition remission and a stipend in return for offering services as a Research Assistant (RA) or Teaching Assistant (TA). Level of support is based on the concentration, the applicant’s qualifications, and competitive considerations.
Students can also receive remuneration for Conference travel, publications, and academic achievement.