Ph.D. in Informatics

Take your knowledge to the next level with a Ph.D. in Informatics

As an informatics Ph.D. student, you’ll conduct practical and theoretical research into areas such as complex networks and systems, human-computer interaction design, and virtual heritage. When you’ve earned your degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in academia, government, industry, or the nonprofit sector.

Pick your specialization

While you’re doing your Ph.D. research, you’ll work in several disciplines, but you’ll also choose an area, or track, in which to specialize.

Explore the Ph.D. tracks

Choose a minor

All School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering doctoral students are required to complete either a minor within the school or an approved minor outside the school. Your minor should relate to your research, as determined by your advisory committee.

To learn about Ph.D. minors outside of SICE, visit the websites of IU Bloomington’s other degree-granting colleges and schools.

Our fall 2018 Ph.D. cohort

Our fall 2018 class includes 20 admitted students in the Ph.D. in Informatics program. The cohort comprises:

  • 55 percent female and 45 percent male students
  • 55 percent international and 45 percent domestic students
  • 55 percent white students, 35 percent Asian students, and 10 percent black or African American students

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