[Air-L] Invitation to interdisciplinary PhD program in Hawaii

Dan Suthers suthers at hawaii.edu
Tue Nov 28 18:05:09 PST 2023

Aloha Air-L Colleagues and Students,

We invite applications to the Communication and Information Sciences PhD 
program at the University of Hawaii.

Founded in 1986, this is one of the first interdisciplinary programs of 
its kind in the country. It is sponsored by four units across three 
colleges:  Information and Computer Sciences (College of Natural 
Sciences) the School of Communications and department of Library and 
Information Science (College of Social Sciences), and Information 
Technology Management (College of Business). The program is structured 
for interdisciplinary experience across these fields. Curricular focus 
areas and faculty research expertise currently include Communication & 
Information Theories, Community Engagement, Data Science, Digital 
Business Transformation, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Policy 
& Planning, and Social Informatics (including Social Media studies).

Applicants must have a Master's degree in one of the above fields or a 
related field. Please see https://www.hawaii.edu/cis/, in particular the 
Prospective Students section. Applications are due February 1st for fall 

Applicants will be considered for a program support graduate assistant 
position, which provides a stipend, tuition waiver and benefits. 
Additionally, CIS students often find teaching assistantship positions 
in the constituent departments (see links below). Some international 
students receive support from the East-West Center, 
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/ (which has a deadline approaching: apply 
to them ASAP).

Students interested in a more technical degree might also consider the 
ICS Computer Science graduate programs 
(https://www.ics.hawaii.edu/academics/graduate-programs/). Students who 
have not yet earned an MS might consider the ICS MS program, 
Communications or other programs in the new School of Communication and 
Information (https://sci.manoa.hawaii.edu/programs/), Information 
Technology Management (https://shidler.hawaii.edu/itm/about), or Library 
and Information Science (https://www.hawaii.edu/lis/).

Best wishes to all for the holidays!

Dan Suthers

Professor, Information and Computer Sciences
Chair, Communication and Information Sciences PhD Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa
ICS Department: http://www.ics.hawaii.edu/
CIS Program: https://www.hawaii.edu/cis/

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