PhD SLIM Library and Information Management


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Gwen Alexander
PH: 877-332-4249877-332-4249 x5203
Email: galexan1@emporia.edu

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PHD Library and Information Management

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Program Summary

SLIM (School of Library and Information Management) offers a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science with classes taught on the Emporia campus and attended either face-to-face or through distance technology. Doctoral courses are designed to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students with only two weekend-intensive weekends per course, supplemented by online Blackboard instruction. The doctoral curriculum is a five-tier process that introduces students to library and information science research through course work and prepares them for writing a dissertation. Students plan a concentration to reflect their interest in specific fields of study. Up to 15 doctoral students are admitted to the program every other year. Admissions are competitive and require a Masters degree, grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, GRE scores, official transcripts, a statement of career goals and interests, and a sample of written work.