Information Systems Ph.D. Application and Admission

Admission requirements

The Ph.D. in Information Systems program is governed by University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School requirements. To apply, browse to the Graduate School Application Portal, create an account, and then choose “Business Administration PhD” for Program of Study, and “Business – Information Systems PhD” for the Sub-plan/Emphasis for Program of Study.

Applicants should submit the followings:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions,
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae,
  • A statement of purpose that provides information on the applicant’s academic background, aptitude for research, work and research experience, and motivation for seeking a PhD in Information Systems. Statement of purpose must also outline the applicant’s research interests (and how they relate to Information Systems) and highlight any qualifications that may distinguish them from other applicants.
  • A minimum of two (preferably three) letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant’s academic records and aptitude for doctoral work in Information Systems. Current or former professors with significant interaction with the applicant are the recommenders of choice. For applicants who are employed in a field related to Information Systems, a letter from an employer can also be of value.
  • GMAT or GRE scores (preferred, not mandatory). Use the University of Nevada, Reno, (code: 4844) to submit the scores.
  • Published and/or working research papers (preferred, not mandatory)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed online via Zoom.

International students

International students must fulfill all University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School requirements, including the English exam scores if your educational history is from a non-English speaking country. An exemption from English exams is granted if you are a US citizen or you have a degree from certain English-speaking countries.

International students are also encouraged to consult the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Application deadlines

Our priority application deadline for the Fall semester is on March 15th and the first round of application review will commence in the last week of March 2024; thus, early applications are strongly encouraged. Although we continue accepting applications until April 15th, priority will be given to applications that are submitted before March 15th.