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PhD Information Science With a Concentration in Cybersecurity

University of North Texas
The UNT Information Science Ph.D. program responds to the varied and changing needs of the information age by offering the Cybersecurity concentration, offered jointly with UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and UNT Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences with the ultimate goal of providing interdisciplinary training, research and professional services in cybersecurity. The concentration will prepare academics that are capable of conducting research on the critical issues in cybersecurity and related areas and that are highly focused on information science perspectives. They will fulfill the ever-increasing need for highly-trained researchers to assist the federal and state governments, the military and the public sector in defending our information infrastructure and assets.

The UNT Information Science Ph.D. program with a concentration in Cybersecurity responds to the varied and changing needs of an information age, increasing recognition of the central role of information and information technologies in individual, social, economic and cultural affairs.

The mission of UNT's Information Science Ph.D. program is to provide a center of excellence in graduate education and research. Its primary goals are to:

  • Nurture critical and reflective thinking on the fundamental issues and elements of problems of utilization of information
  • Foster an environment of substantive and productive mentoring and apprenticeship
  • Prepare scholars passionate about the role of information in human affairs
  • Foster cross-disciplinary thinking and research.

Students are recruited to the program from a wide range of disciplines and encouraged to expand and refocus their expertise and skills in cutting-edge areas of information science that cross disciplinary boundaries. The multifaceted nature of information science warrants the focusing of resources, courses, and faculties from a broad range of academic units.

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$19,571.36 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Blended