Admission Statement for the Ph.D. in IT Program
The Ph.D. in IT program solicits applications from students who have a strong interest and commitment to scholarly activity and research in Information Technology. Admission to the doctoral program is competitive and is based upon several factors including:
- the strength of the applicant's educational background and grade point average in computer science, information systems, or a closely related field,
- standardized test scores,
- letters of recommendation,
- work experience in a related field,
- other evidence of potential for graduate scholarship such as a portfolio of high quality papers, publications, theses and/or projects.
Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must meet the entry requirements of UNO's computer science or management information systems master's programs.
In addition, a GRE score of 310 out of 336 (new scale, from August 2011 onwards) or 1200 out of 1600 (old scale, prior to August 2011), or a GMAT score above the 80th percentile is required.
For applicants that are required to take the TOEFL, a score of at least 577 out of 660 (for paper-based TOEFL) or 90 out of 120 (for TOEFL iBT) is required.
In reviewing applications for admission to the program, the doctoral program committee will consider the applicant's past academic record and scholarly potential as well as the match between the applicant's research interests and those of the IS&T graduate faculty. Students accepted into the PhD in IT program must be motivated to combine learning across the spectrum of computer science and information systems disciplines.
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