Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Download the Doctoral Program Handbook (cohort beginning fall 2009)
Download the Doctoral Program Handbook (cohort beginning fall 2012)
June 1 – October 1, 2013 – Accepting Ph.D. applications for fall 2014 cohort
November 1, 2013 – First review of applications; January 15, 2014 applicant notification of decision
Late applications received after November 1 will be reviewed before March 1 and notified of decision before May 1, 2014.
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 doctoral program handbook, which provides detailed information about requirements and applying to the ESU Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the School of Library and Information Management, is currently under revision and will be linked to this page as soon as revisions are complete. The program accepts new students every even-numbered year with the next cohort beginning in the fall of 2014. Applications for the 2014 cohort are being accepted now.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.