- BSI degree
- Master of Science in Information
- PhD in Information
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The PhD is the highest degree awarded by the University of Michigan. It signifies that you have successfully mastered a body of skills and knowledge in preparation for a career as an independent scholar. Doctoral training involves working closely with faculty on projects of mutual interest, since mastery of research methods requires hands-on experience.
The School of Information provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your doctoral studies. Faculty are active in research, with projects in many different areas, using many different methods. The school has exceptional facilities and equipment, and through its faculty projects, has access to many off-campus research sites.
Paul Resnick is the director of the doctoral program. His research is on recommender and reputation systems, and online communities.
Veronica Falandino, assistant director of the graduate program, oversees the day-to-day matters including assuring that procedures are followed consistently and equitably; maintaining student progress reports; securing financial support; and disseminating information on the program to students, faculty, staff, and outside interested parties.