Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Data Sciences Degree Program
Doctor of Philosophy at Harrisburg University focuses on enabling students to make original contributions to their respective fields of study.
There are two phases of the doctoral program at HU:
- a learning phase that includes coursework, seminars, research, and fieldwork that contributes to the student’s knowledge in the program of study
- a research phase that focuses on student’s original research culminating in his/her final examination
The mission of the Harrisburg University Analytics Program is to create scientifically minded and technically proficient professionals with a comprehensive background in the methodological diversity of the data sciences and the intellectual depth to offer influential perspectives to analytical teams across disciplines.
The program educational goals are as follows:
- Will have applied diverse data science methodologies using a scientific process individually or in teams to provide impactful insights from large sets of data.
- Will have used effective communications to explain insights from analytical processes on data to diverse audiences.
- Will have grown professional through self-study, continuing education, and professional development.
- Identify and assess the opportunities, needs and constraints for data usage
- Conduct independent research at a level appropriate for expanding the body of knowledge in the data science domain
- Make clear and insightful analyses changing direction quickly as required by these analyses
- Measure, evaluate, and explain the level of quality of a dataset and determine/develop a plan to improve the quality
- Work effectively in a team to develop data analytic solutions
- Recognize and analyze ethical issues related to intellectual property, data security, integrity, and privacy
- Communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences