School of Information Sciences - Information Science & Technology Program

PhD Program

Why here, why now

In an age of information overload, a better functioning society lies in advancing our capability of dealing with information around people and modern technology.

Our school is one of the top-ranked institutions in Information Sciences.

Our students receive interdisciplinary training, conduct high-impact research, and pursue and succeed in careers in both higher education and industry.


Start Research On Day One

With faculty guidance, students will engage in research projects as part of grant-funded programs or in pursuit of completion of their dissertation.


Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Many of our faculty and students work on projects that cut across disciplines and work closely with faculty and students in other programs.

Cutting-edge Research

With a 100+ year tradition of producing leaders in Information Science, our Ph.D. students and faculty continue expanding work in cutting-edge research areas such as Security, Big Data, Educational Technology, Network Science, Social Computing, Spatial Informatics, Decision Support, Health Informatics, etc.


Scholarship and Career Opportunities

Student have abundant scholarship/funding opportunities, and opportunities for research or industry internships.


Current Students

iSchool students are involved in professional conferences and student organizations, adding breadth to their educational experience at Pitt.
Take a look at some of their accomplishments.



Our impressive alumni are at the forefront of their fields in education, research,
and industry alike. We’re proud to share these respected iSchool graduates with the world.

Questions about the program?

Shabana Reza
Recruitment & Admissions
Phone: 412-624-3988
Fax: 412-624-5231

City of Opportunities

Pittsburgh is big enough that opportunities—for internships, jobs, and access to a rich cultural scene as well as the outdoors—abound.