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Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science
Our PhD program here at Dominican University provides a unique approach to research and advanced study in the field of library and information science. We're offering a strong yet flexible pathway that helps professionals expand their vision as well as advance their careers. To find out more or to apply to the PhD program, please contact Tonyia Tidline, director, PhD program at email@example.com or (708) 524-6604.
A three-year program in which all courses take place on weekends
Since classes meet at our River Forest campus on weekends only, you won't need to quit your job or delay your current career advancement to further your education. You will be able to earn your doctorate without ignoring other important aspects of your professional or personal life. We currently launch one new cohort group each fall semester.
A cohort model designed to ensure intellectual engagement
Since our students may have a master's degree in a related discipline as well as in library science, you can be assured that your fellow classmates will bring a rich array of knowledge and experience to each discussion. You'll gain insights from colleagues with different backgrounds and points of view.
Theory combined with practice
The course schedule is arranged to immediately provide you with working tools. For example, you'll begin to study research methods during the first session, so you can immediately begin work on your individual research.
Study under highly regarded leaders
The professors involved in our PhD program are well known for their teaching skills as well as their independent research. You'll also benefit from national leaders who serve as professors of the practice who teach in the program and mentor students.
A degree that builds capabilities as well as credentials
Some of our potential doctoral students come to us with an idea, something they wish to research. Others arrive with a specific career or educational goal, such as teaching or consulting. We work with each to help him or her develop plans and reach objectives. To find out more or to apply to the PhD program, please contact Tonyia Tidline, director, PhD program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 524-6604.
Recent graduates of the Dominican GSLIS doctoral program:
- Elizabeth P. Garcia (2012) "Information Seeking Behaviors of the School Social Worker: What Is the Librarian's Role in the Practice of Bibliotherapy?"
- Anthony Molaro (2012) "Merging Large and Complex Library Organizations: A Phenomenological Approach to the Lived Experiences of Those Directly Involved"
- Amy Phillips-Haskett (2012) "Framing the Public Library: The Public Perception of the Public Library in the Media"
- Christina Ward (2012) "Fiction in the Young Adult Drug Curriculum: Impacts and Impressions"