7 points of distinction for the PhD

Impact. Faculty and students are attracted to UMSI because they aspire to understand and solve problems of practical import, in areas such as climate change, health and education.

Collaboration. From office layouts to lab meetings to practice talks, everything is organized to help you learn and succeed together with other students and faculty.

Breadth & Depth. You will master one area, but you will also gain a broad exposure to diverse subfields of computing, the social sciences and the humanities, and learn the translation and brokering skills of interdisciplinarity. Learn about the PhD degree requirements.

A World-Class Institution. You will have abundant opportunities to engage with other departments at the University of Michigan, nearly all of which are ranked in the top 10 in their fields.

Research. UMSI research ranges from health informatics and information economics to human-computer interaction (HCI), privacy, and social media. Wherever your passion and purpose lie, we can help you find your intellectual community. Learn more about PhD research at UMSI

Fully Funded. At UMSI, PhD candidates are fully funded, including your tuition, a stipend and a health plan, for the duration of your program. Learn more about PhD funding

A 100% Success Rate. For several years running, every UMSI PhD graduate has found employment in the teaching or research area of choice. As a graduate of this program, you will have a successful future. Learn more about PhD career outcomes