Business Information Assurance Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Advisor

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

Overview

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
  • BUSI 6220 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • BUSI 6240 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • BUSI 6280 - Applications in Causal and Covariance Structure Modeling
  • BUSI 6450 - Business Research Methods
  • BUSI 6480 - Advanced Issues in Research Design
Research track II, 12 hours minimum
  • ECON 5600 - Mathematical Economics
  • ECON 5650 - Advanced Econometrics
  • MSCI 6000 - Theory and Application of Nonparametric Statistics
  • Methodological tool electives (3–9 hours)
Business information assurance concentration courses
Information assurance core, 12 hours
  • BCIS 5630 - Information Technology Security
  • BCIS 5740 - Information Security Management
  • CSCE 5550 - Introduction to Computer Security
  • CSCE 5640 - Operating System Design
Business computer information systems core, 12 hours
  • BCIS 6010 - Seminar in Business Administration
  • BCIS 6650 - Seminar in General Systems Theory
  • BCIS 6660 - Comparative Information Systems Theory
  • BCIS 6670 - Topics in Information Systems
Information assurance electives, minimum of 9 hours

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

  • BCIS 5620 - Networking and Telecommunications
  • BCIS 5650 – Emerging Information Technologies
  • BCIS 5670 - International Issues in Information Technology
  • BCIS 5680 - Web-Based Systems Development
  • BCIS 5690 - Topics in Information Technology
  • BCIS 5700 - Strategic Use of Information Technology
  • CSCE 5933 - Topics in Computer Science and Engineering
  • CSCE 5050 - Applications of Cryptography
  • CJUS 5100 – Information Warfare, Security and Risk Analysis
  • CJUS 5120 - Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
  • INFO 5960 - Library and Information Sciences Institute or Seminar (when subject is Information Security)
Dissertation and dissertation research, 24 hours
  • BCIS 6940 - Individual Research (12 hours)
  • BCIS 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation (12 hours)