The UNT Information Science Ph.D. program with a concentration in Health Informatics 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.