PhD in Information

Portrait of PhD student Edward Platt relaxing on a sofa.
PhD student Edward L. Platt is studying the way editors of Wikipedia work together as a computer-supported cooperative, and how it relates to their success in improving the information.

The PhD is the highest degree awarded by the University of Michigan. It signifies that you have mastered a body of skills and knowledge in preparation for a career as an independent scholar. PhD candidates at the School of Information work closely with faculty on research ranging from health informatics and information economics to human-computer interaction (HCI), privacy, and social media. Our PhD candidates are fully funded, including your tuition, a stipend and a health plan, for the duration of your program.