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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 29, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Library and Information Science, Ph.D.

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Students must complete an approved program of 54 credit hours of 700- and 800-level courses beyond the master’s level, including a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation preparation with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand theory development and research methods and their application in the field of library and information science.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with seminal and contemporary scholarship involving major library and information science theories, problems, and practices.
  • Students will understand the theory, practice, resources, and technologies of college-level instruction, and demonstrate proficiency in instructional techniques.

Degree Requirements (54 Post Masters Hours)

2. Research Methods (6 Hours)

Qualitative Methods (3 Hours)

Chosen from advisor-approved options such as:

Quantitative Methods (3 Hours)

Chosen from advisor-approved options such as:

3. SLIS Electives (12 Hours)

Chosen from advisor-approved 800-level seminars or 700-level courses appropriate to research interests and the production of work designed for scholarly publication or presentation.

4. Cognate Courses (9 Hours)

Chosen from advisor-approved courses from another discipline related to the student’s research interests (i.e., mass communication, sociology, education, anthropology, computer science, English, geography, history, marketing, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration).

5. Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations

6. Dissertation Preparation (12 Hours)

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