Doctoral student Jessica Hullman talks about what information visualization can do.

PhD in Information

Study with an internationally distinguished group of scholars

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.

Explore your new degree

In this section of our site, you can find out what makes our PhD different, browse our program objectives and degree requirements, see what our alumni are doing now, view past dissertations, and explore our certificate programs. Take a look at the menu at left and enjoy learning more about your next degree.