The PhD program emphasizes preparation for research, teaching, and scholarly endeavor in academic settings or private, industrial, or governmental laboratories. It is a flexible program welcoming students with a broad range of research interests within informatics including, but not limited to: bioinformatics and computational biology, geoinformatics, health informatics, human-computer interaction, and information science. It requires completion of a minimum number of semester hours of coursework, satisfactory performance on the qualifying, comprehensive, and proposal exams, and the production and formal defense of a dissertation describing original research results. The requirements described here are in addition to the University-wide requirements for the PhD degree described in the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College, Section XII.
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