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Doctor's Degree in Management Information Systems

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Doctor’s Degrees in Management Information Systems

45 Yearly Graduations
$82,700 Median Salary
$80,755 Median Debt
There are 9 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in MIS. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 56 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2019-2020, 45 doctor's degrees were awarded to MIS majors. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in MIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,498
Master’s Degree 2,668
Associate Degree 860
Basic Certificate 754
Graduate Certificate 297
Undergraduate Certificate 76
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of MIS Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in MIS is $82,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $82,700 and the high is $82,700.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in MIS is $80,755. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $89,786 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $71,723.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $941.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in MIS. About 60.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 27
Women 18

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 10
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

There are 9 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 9 below:

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 35
Information Resources Management 10

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,466
Human Resource Management 289
Business & Commerce 267
Management Sciences & Methods 119
Other Business & Marketing 67


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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