IROM Doctoral Program
THE ADMISSIONS DEADLINE IS JANUARY 5TH. BE SURE TO SELECT "IROM (PHD)" ON YOUR APPLICATION.
The PhD in Information, Risk, and Operations Management is a five-year degree that focuses on training future researchers in the areas of Decision Science (DS), Information Systems (IS), Operations Management (OM), and Statistics. Major emphases is placed on business applications throughout the program.
Each of the areas has specific course requirements. These requirements include required courses, common to all students in each area, elective courses tailored to accommodate the course of study of individual students, and dissertation writing courses. Students are encouraged to interact with faculty and students from all the areas on a regular basis. Most of the courses for graduate students are small seminar courses, usually five to ten students, providing in-depth study and close faculty contact.
Student progress is assessed in terms of competence in theory, practice and research skills essential to each area. Each area assesses performance based on course grades or a qualifying exam at the end of the first year, and based on a paper or an oral exam by the end of the second year or the beginning of the third year of study. Students are encouraged to become involved with research projects as soon as possible. Faculty and students in one of the areas in IROM work closely with colleagues from other areas within IROM and from colleagues from other departments in the college and the university, including computer engineering, computer science, economics, law, management, marketing, mathematics, operations research, psychology, sociology, and statistics and data science.