Dual-title PhD in Informatics & Social Data Analytics approved.

Effective January 7, 2019, students admitted to the PhD program in Informatics (formerly "Information Sciences & Technology"), but not yet past qualifying (formerly known as "candidacy") exams, are eligible to apply to pursue the dual-title PhD in Social Data Analytics.

(Students further along in the Informatics PhD are still eligible to pursue the doctoral minor in Social Data Analytics.)

Informatics is the fifth PhD program to adopt the SoDA dual title, joining Human Development & Family Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics.

Information about the dual-title PhD in Social Data Analytics, including application materials, can be found in the Graduate section of the website.

Prospective students are advised to contact the SoDA Director of Graduate Studies, Bruce Desmarais (bdesmarais@psu.edu), to discuss the program prior to application.