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The Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) department of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is accepting applications for a limited number of students in the Ph.D. program for Fall 2021 admission.

The program is seeking applicants that can add to the diverse backgrounds and research interests of its current students.  The Ph.D. program in ISEM was created to produce innovative and creative problem solvers and researchers for academic, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.  The next application deadline for consideration is March 5, 2021.

Ideal applicants should have a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, Information Systems, or a closely related field of study with prior coursework or a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Systems analysis and design or systems engineering
  • Enterprise architecture and systems integration
  • Technology leadership or management
  • Technology platforms

The ISEM Ph.D. program is particularly interested in students who wish to pursue research in one of the following areas:

  • Smart/Cognitive cities
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • The Physical Internet
  • Computing platforms
  • Systems science
  • Knowledge engineering/artificial intelligence
  • Industry intelligence

Students can apply by going to and should be prepared to submit a packet consisting of the following:

  • Master’s transcript(s) – 3.3/4.0 minimum GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one corporate)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé
  • GRE scores (65th percentile Quantitative score minimum)
  • Evidence of research capability (e.g., Master’s Thesis, conference publication, published journal article, well-written project report/proposal)

Harrisburg University is a STEM university offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a wide array of areas including business-related, science, and technology programs and emphasizes interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts at learning and research.  Many of our students are currently employed in industry and enjoy the combined online and hybrid delivery of courses and degrees.

Harrisburg University is a growing and entrepreneurially minded university located in Pennsylvania’s state capital of Harrisburg.  Further information about the program and the University is at and


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