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SLIM Doctor of Philosophy-Library and Information Management

Doctor of Philosophy-Library and Information Management

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New All-Online PH.D. Program Delivery

(Announcement, 10/14/2021)

Beginning in fall 2022, all Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management Ph.D. courses will be delivered online with some required synchronous sessions. There is no residency requirement. There will be strong, online faculty presence with students.

Ala Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program

(Announcement, 10/14/2021)

Emporia State University is one of five partner universities (USXC, Syracuse, UMD, ESU, and UW) in the return of the American Library Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program now directed by Dr. Nicole Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, School of Information Science (ALA formal release 10/14/2021). The American Library Association seeks to recruit a cohort of 8-10 racially and ethnically diverse doctoral students focused on advancing racial equity and social justice in library and information science curricula. The fellowship will develop future LIS faculty committed to fostering racial equity through teaching and research while also building capacity and cooperation amongst partnering LIS degree programs to expand social justice curricula and increase support for doctoral students and faculty in the field who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. This opportunity is in time for SLIM’s new Ph.D. cohort beginning fall 2022.

To be eligible as an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow in ESU SLIM’s Ph.D. program beginning classes in fall 2022, individuals must first be accepted as an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow. Applications for the ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship program open on November 4, 2021 and will be accepted via the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse. Applications will close on December 10, 2021.

For more information about applying to ESU SLIM’s Ph.D. program and/or the ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship please contact Dr. Dow who serves as SLIM’s Ph.D. program director and the ESU ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship program faculty member. mdow@emporia.edu

Program Description

The Emporia State University (ESU) Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) jointly administer the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Library and Information Management. The degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields.

The SLIM doctoral program is based on a core curriculum of four foundational courses, four research courses, and four advanced courses in a concentration. In addition, students take a course in teaching and learning in organizations before beginning the guided readings that prepare them for the qualifying exam and subsequent dissertation research. Class meetings for the SLIM doctoral program courses take place at Emporia State University, Emporia campus.

The Doctoral Program Handbook.pdf (2018) provides detailed information about program requirements and applying to the ESU Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the School of Library and Information Management. A new cohort of Ph.D. students is scheduled to begin every two years. The next cohort will begin classes in fall 2022. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2021. Please see “Application Instructions” below for more details.

Applicants are accepted based on their educational achievement, experience, and interests. The program requires a minimum of 56 credit hours for the doctoral degree. Applicants must have already completed a master’s degree (in any related discipline) of at least 34 credit hours to meet ESU’s requirement of 90 graduate credits for the degree.

For more information about the SLIM Ph.D. program, please contact Dr. Mirah Dow, Doctoral Program Coordinator, at 620-341-5203, 800-552-4770, or mdow@emporia.edu.

Ph.D. Application Instructions

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program application instructions and schedule for submission, faculty review of applications, and schedule for notification of applicants is available at this link:

Application Instructions

Graduate Assistantships

Ph.D. Student Award Package

The School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) will offers graduate assistantship awards to two (2) Ph.D. students. Eligible individuals for these awards must first be accepted by the SLIM faculty in the Doctor of Philosophy degree program, complete all the ESU admission requirements and be found eligible for a graduate degree.

Each Ph.D. student selected will be offered a $20,000 Graduate Assistantship award with tuition waiver requiring 20 hours of work each week for 12 months.

For complete information about ESU graduate assistantships, please see the Emporia State University, Graduate School, Graduate Policy Handbook, fall 2017/spring 2018 in Graduate Policy Handbook

Applicants for these awards must submit an application using the Ph.D. Student Award Package form.

To inquire about these awards, please contact Dr. Mirah Dow, Ph.D. Program Director.

Doctoral Program Handbook.pdf (cohort beginning 2012)

Doctoral Program Handbook.pdf (cohort beginning 2014)

Doctoral Program Handbook.pdf (cohort beginning 2016)

Doctoral Program Handbook.pdf (cohort beginning 2018)

Concentrations

Library and Information Management, Instructional Design and Technology Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. This program is offered in a hybrid format, and the face-to-face component is available at multiple locations across the U.S.

Library and Information Management, Information Systems Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. Offered in a hybrid format.

Library and Information Management, Informatics Concentration

Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration

This degree is designed to prepare scholars for leadership in teaching, research, and administration in higher education, information organizations, and related fields. Offered in a hybrid format.

Contact Us

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620-341-5203

sliminfo@emporia.edu

Questions


For more information about the program, please contact us at sliminfo@emporia.edu or fill out this information request form.