The state board of higher education or similar agencies in many states have been looking at institutions of higher education with intense scrutiny to potentially reduce program duplication, and to improve both quality and productivity. Internal and external program reviews are ways to assess effectiveness of degree programs. Accreditation of schools, for example AACSB accreditation, is seen by some as a measure of quality of programs offered at various schools. Many assessments of higher education quality in the past have totally excluded the teaching function as part of the overall quality assessment. Prestige is often confused with quality. A component of program reviews consists of comparison between them. The purpose of this paper is to look at some existing MIS doctoral programs in the United States and Canada; to highlight the similarities and differences among these programs; and to generate some ideas on ways to potentially measure the quality of an MIS doctoral program. It is emphasized thatany assessment of MIS doctoral program quality incorporate the teaching function as a part of the overall quality assessment. Further, it is suggested that enterprises such as the ISWorld Net could potentially be utilized to improve the quality of MIS doctoral education.