Simmons College

School of Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science, PhD


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Library and Information Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (LIS) emphasizes scholarship, teaching, and service. The LIS program prepares candidates for research and faculty positions. Students emerge from the program with research and teaching experience, a professional activity record, and a portfolio documenting their achievements and mastery of areas of study and practice. The Ph.D. concentration in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions (MLIP) emphasizes leadership competency development and original research in a non-residential program for full-time practitioners. The MLIP concentration began in 2005 with a multi-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The innovative program focuses on creating successful future leaders in library and information settings and generating rigorous research to improve the knowledge base and practice of managerial leadership.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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