Ph.D. in Business Information Assurance

Ph.D. Advisor

Dr. Robert Pavur
Room: BLB 319G
Phone: ((940) 565-3107


The two research tracks consist of 12–18 hours of course work designed to develop the research capabilities of the student and to prepare the student for conducting research of dissertation quality. The student's choice of track must be approved by the major area PhD coordinator. The required courses for each track are described below.

Research track I, 15 hours minimum

Research track II, 12 hours minimum

Business information assurance concentration courses

Information assurance core, 12 hours

Business computer information systems core, 12 hours

Information assurance electives, minimum of 9 hours

The following is a partial list. Other relevant courses may be used upon departmental approval.

Dissertation and dissertation research, 24 hours