PhD in Production Operations Management - Description
The purpose of the Ph.D. in POM program is to prepare students with the necessary skills for academics and research in the field of POM. The POM doctoral student degree plan is carefully designed to provide a theoretical basis for advancing the state of knowledge in Production and Operations Management. Students are encouraged to pursue advanced studies in POM, as well as one research method seminar course. More advanced, specialized courses make up the balance of the POM doctoral program requirements.
The ISQS Department is located on the sixth floor in the Rawls College of Business Administration (RCOBA) building. This area owns a client/server laboratory, a Knowledge-Based Systems Research Laboratory, and the Institute for Studies in Organizational Automation. Additionally, the VAX cluster in the Computer Learning Center at the RCOBA building is available for both student and faculty use. The University Library has in excess of 1.1 million volumes, extensive periodicals and document resources. Academic Computing Services (ACS) operates the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), located in the west basement of the library. The leading-edge computing technology includes numerous microcomputer laboratories, the ACS VMS cluster, a teleconference room, Help Desk, support equipment, and short-term training courses.
Most Ph.D. students are offered research or teaching assistantships (TA). Most of these positions involve 20 hours of service per week teaching undergraduate courses in the student's area of doctoral study. The stipend for a TA is currently about $16,391 for ten and one-half months of service. The amount of the stipend raises annually. An out-of-state resident who receives an assistantship qualifies for in-state tuition.