Admissions Information

Prospective students interested in applying to the PhD in Information Systems (IS) program should use UNCG’s online application system. You can begin an application at any time, save the results, and return to complete the application at your convenience. Be sure to specify that you are interested in the PhD in Information Systems (IS) program. Please note that the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management will not be able to view your application or make decisions on admission until your application is both complete and submitted.

The PhD in Information Systems (IS) program is available to students with master’s degrees in appropriate areas such as business, computer science, public administration, engineering, or the social sciences. Students without masters’ degree in business will need to take additional courses to establish an understanding of business processes.

Application Deadline

Be sure to submit and complete your application in full before the deadline.

Fall Semester
January 31st


In addition to the transcript from a master’s degree, the admission decision is based on an evaluation of the following criteria:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (from former professors or work supervisors, No letters from friends, family or colleagues not in supervisory roles)
  • Superior performance in graduate courses
  • A personal statement (One page, single-spaced that includes your background, goals, research, and reasons for applying to UNCG)
  • Resume (optional but encouraged)

If you have questions about these requirements, please feel free to contact us at or (336) 334-5666).

For information about additional university admission requirements and procedures, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions. International applicants, in particular, should also see Graduate School’s International Application Requirements for important information. Any questions about these requirements and procedures should directed to The Graduate School.

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