PhD in Information Studies

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

Program Description

PhD in Information Studies

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

The Ph.D. program at Maryland's iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. Small classes and wide-ranging research projects enable you to work closely with faculty mentors to gain experience in identifying knowledge gaps, investigating both theoretical and practical solutions, evaluating results, and creating and disseminating new knowledge. A range of required research courses, two foundational doctoral seminars, and electives chosen by the students and their faculty mentors provide both the structure necessary for individuals to become successful researchers and the flexibility that allows them to pursue the research areas about which they are most passionate.

We are looking for creative and forward-thinking individuals to take part in a transformative Ph.D. experience. Successful candidates will gain knowledge of the foundations of the field of information studies, as well as a mastery of research methods and design. While gaining the expertise of researchers in a specialized content area, you will also achieve proficiency in synthesizing and applying knowledge from a variety of areas.

Maryland’s iSchool is at the center of groundbreaking research in the fast-moving field of information studies. With a multidisciplinary faculty studying such diverse topics as online communities, information systems, information policy, human-computer interaction, and digital cultural heritage, the school cultivates doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds. The Ph.D. program offered at the school provides students with training in interdisciplinary theory, research, and pedagogy as preparation for original research that connects communities, technologies, and information.

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution;
  • GRE scores from within the past five years;
  • For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher.

Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the Ph.D. Admissions webpage.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 14, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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4 years
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USA - College Park, Maryland
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USA - College Park, Maryland
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December 1 for international applicants and January 15 for domestic applicants
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