Information Systems Ph.D. Courses

Program requirements

  • Minimum of 72 graduate credit hours (beyond the bachelor’s degree).
  • Minimum of 48 graduate credit hours of course work.
    • Minimum of 30 credits of 700-level graduate credits, exclusive of dissertation credits.
    • Students who have completed graduate courses prior to enrolling in the PhD program may request to transfer a maximum of 24 credits (out of 48 graduate credit) of coursework (with the minimum grade of “A”) no more than five years prior to admission to the doctoral program. The transferred courses may include a maximum of eighteen (18) 700-level credits. The PhD Program Director, the Student’s Advisory Committee, and the Dean of the Graduate School, must all approve a Credit Transfer Evaluation Request Form.
  • Minimum of 24 dissertation credits.
  • A GPA of 3.0 is the required minimum for maintaining student status.
  • All concentration courses, research methods courses, and foundation courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “B”. All other (pre-approved elective) courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.
  • Continuous enrollment from matriculation to graduation (minimum enrollment of 3 graduate credits each fall and spring semester; minimum enrollment of 6 graduate credits each fall and spring semester in the case of graduate assistantship).
  • All requirements for the doctoral program must be completed within a period of 8 years immediately preceding the granting of the degree.
  • Graduate students must fulfill the residency requirement as required by the Graduate School.
  • A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed at the University of Nevada, Reno.