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Ph.D. in Information Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies prepares individuals to assume leadership positions in research, teaching and in practice. Graduates of the program contribute to theoretical and operational research in existing and new fields, and are equipped to fill the expanding need for information managers, researchers and faculty members in the broad, interdisciplinary field of information studies. The 60-credit program utilizes a strong interdisciplinary approach because solutions to the problems of organizing, storing and retrieving vast amounts of information require the combined knowledge of computer scientists, management specialists, educators, psychologists, librarians and others.


Areas of Study

The Ph.D. in Information Studies is organized with two research options – Information Access and Systems and Information Studies and Services. The program is part-time. Courses are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. during the first year.

Ph.D. Handbook

This handbook provides you with a description of the policies, procedures, and regulations necessary to navigate your way successfully from admission to graduation.

Ph.D. Brochure

To read our brochure, click here.


Linda Burghardt“I felt that going back to school and graduating with a higher degree would get me something very hard to find later in life: the chance to do something new. With a Ph.D. I hoped I could conduct Holocaust research, a private dream I’d had for decades. I am now the Scholar-in-Residence at the Holocaust Memorial Center of Nassau County.”
Linda Burghardt, Ph.D., Class of 2012

Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. program requires 48 credits of course work, plus a minimum of 12 credits of dissertation research. Click here to see Degree Requirements.

Contact Us

For more information contact:
Dr. Gregory Hunter, Director, Ph.D. Program in Information Studies
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2171