Ph.D. in Information Science

Why here, why now?

Start Research on Day One

With faculty guidance, you will engage in research projects as part of grant-funded programs, or in pursuit of the completion of your dissertation.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Many of our faculty and students work on projects that cut across disciplines and work closely with faculty and students in other departments across campus.

Leading-edge Research

With a 100+ year tradition of producing leaders in Information Science, our PhD students and faculty continue expanding work in cutting-edge research areas such as Security, Big Data, Educational Technology, Network Science, Social Computing, Spatial Informatics, Decision Support, Health Informatics, etc.

Scholarship and Career Opportunities

Student have abundant scholarship/funding opportunities, and opportunities for research or industry internships.

Current Students

Information Science doctoral students are involved in professional conferences and student organizations, adding breadth to their educational experience at Pitt.


Our impressive alumni are at the forefront of their fields in education, research, and industry alike. We’re proud of each and every one of our graduates.

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