Assistantships available for Doctoral Students
PhD in Information
University of Arizona School of Information


The School of Information is accepting applications for the PhD program. We are seeking students particularly with research interest in machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, text retrieval, data science, computational art, mobile computing, mediated interaction, social networks, or computational social science. Preferred areas of interest include eHealth, astronomy, eCommerce, and the environment. All accepted PhD student receive tuition remission and a stipend in exchange for work on Teaching and Research.

At the University of Arizona and in the School of Information, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking a wide range of applicants to include those from underrepresented populations.

The University of Arizona is one of the world's premier public research universities. The University of Arizona conducts more than $625 million of research annually, a key measure of productivity. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures. The School of Information is a quickly growing program. In addition to the PhD in Information the School has a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Information, four graduate certificate programs covering the fields of law, medicine, archives, digital information management, a joint Masters degree with Journalism and another joint degree with Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS). We have Bachelor of Arts in eSociety, and in partnership with the School of Information Science, Technology and Arts we offer a BS in Information Science and Technology and a BA in Information Science and Arts. SI faculty conduct research in fields such as data science, data curation, social and user network analysis, social media platforms, biological informatics, text mining, information in virtual communities, information ethics, information rights, political information analysis, organization of information, as well as cultural issues in information and archives.

All students must be full-time and an on-campus presence is required. If particular faculty are of interest for your research interest, please mention that in your application materials. Details of for applications and requirements can be found at:

With questions about research or doctoral work in the School, please contact the School’s Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Hong Cui, [email protected].

With quick questions about the applicant process or application materials, feel free to reach out to our administrative support team through Geraldine Fragoso: [email protected].