Doctor of Science in Information Systems
The Doctor of Science (D.Sc. IS) in Information Systems is designed to prepare individuals for careers in research, teaching, and corporate employment. This program emphasizes applied scholarship, focusing on multi-disciplinary research projects with a strong emphasis on the productive application of information systems and information technology to organizations and their management. The program supports a thriving and sustained applied research program that meets the research needs of the State of South Dakota, the university, and its graduate students. The degree program is intended to produce graduates with a commanding knowledge of information systems and of applications and research in information systems.
Graduates of the program will be qualified to pursue careers in:
- Teaching and research within an academic setting.
- Applied research within a corporate setting or government agency.
- Industry, particularly in data-intensive industries such as the banking and finance industry in the state, or within other data-intensive corporations.