Read about two students, Darin Freeburg and Shelley Blundell, who are pursuing the Ph.D. in Communication and Information with a focus on library and information science.
The School of Library and Information Science is one of four schools that make up the interdisciplinary doctorate in communication and information (along with the Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies and Visual Communication Design).
The curriculum in this program begins with core courses in communication and information, and then becomes more specialized to fit each studentâ€™s individual needs and interests.
While there are several SLIS-related areas of study within the Ph.D., each student will have a unique program of study, based on his/her masterâ€™s degree background and research interests. Students will have the opportunity to create their own combination of courses from across the college, drawing on the strengths of all CCI faculty and schools. Each studentâ€™s program of study will be reviewed by the Doctoral Studies Committee.
SLIS-related areas include but are not limited to the following:
Visit the Ph.D. program site for more information including admission requirements, application instructions, etc.
Below is a partial listing of dissertation proposal and dissertation-related competitions for students focusing on the library and information science field:
Dissertation proposal awards: