PhD in Information Studies
The PhD program at SOIS is a unique, research-oriented degree that provides an opportunity for students to develop, apply, and critically evaluate the relevance of theory and the effectiveness of its application to a variety of research areas. Doctoral students examine the evolving landscape of information production, storage, dissemination, and use in order to introduce new ideas for social, commercial and educational contexts.
Begun in 2008, the PhD program at SOIS has developed a reputation for successful scholarship in three concentrations:
- Information Organization
- Information Policy
- Information Retrieval
Building on one of the largest and most dynamic MLIS programs in the country, the program prepares researchers, academics and administrators for successful careers in these three areas. Ranked among the top ten information studies programs in the US for its research productivity, SOIS and its spirited faculty are building a learning environment where information science theory is rigorously studied and questioned.
Our students are creative, energetic, hard-working intellectually curious individuals.They practice advanced research methods, produce meaningful scholarship that contributes to the knowledge base of the field, teach, serve as advocates and become experts in their field.
B2A: Barriers to Information Access 2011-2012 Fellowship Program
SOIS is committed to creating a diverse and active PhD program. Diversity is considerd in all its forms: race/ethnicity, physical challenge, gender/orientation minorities, etc. For the 2011-12 academic year, SOIS will be accepting applications for the IMLS-funded Barriers to Access (B2A) program, designed to better understand and eliminate barriers to information access.
For more information visit: Barriers to Information Access Program