Simmons University

School of Library and Information Science

Doctorate of Philosophy in Library and Information Science


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctorate of Philosophy in Library and Information Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our students learn to analyze the information needs of users — applying a variety of tools and technologies to locate and evaluate information and organize, manage and preserve information and materials so it becomes an accessible source of knowledge.

You'll work closely with experienced faculty and other master's and doctoral students through analytical papers, experience reports, teaching and service activities and self reflective essays. Our students emerge from this degree with a record of publications, professional experience and an extensive portfolio. 

SLIS has an established reputation for producing leaders in professional service at local, national and international levels. You'll benefit from an extensive alumni community (and the New England LIS community) that enriches the doctoral experience. Our program emphasizes scholarship, teaching and service and prepares students for research and faculty positions.

The PhD program in Library and Information Science (PhD/LIS) is composed of a cohesive and collaborative cohort of students who are mentored from enrollment through completion of the dissertation. This flexible PhD/LIS program is unique in its guided preparation in the three areas of research, teaching, and service. During the program, students are able to research a variety of dissertation topics within library and information science as well as information professions. Students emerge from the program with a strong research record, solid teaching experience, a high professional activity standing, and a portfolio documenting their academic achievements and scholarly expertise in their areas of study. Students work with a faculty advisor to tailor the program to their interests and career goals.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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