Doctoral Degree in Library and Information Studies to be Offered Beginning in Fall Semester

Release Date: April 13, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Information Studies will open a new avenue for doctoral study in library science in the Fall 2001 semester.

A new, 72-credit hour Ph.D. degree will be offered jointly by the school's Department of Library and Information Studies and Department of Communication. It will extend the existing communication doctoral program by including an optional cognate in library and information studies.

The program of study will begin with courses required for the doctorate in communication followed by a nine-credit-hour minor in library and information studies and twenty-four credits of electives in librarianship, communication or related disciplines.

Candidate dissertations will be in an area of library and information studies related to the communication field. The new program's three-member dissertation committee will be composed of faculty members from both departments.

Applicants for the program must have a master's degree in library science. Further information is available at

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