Career Paths in Information Studies

  • Preparing the next generation of information professionals and changemakers.

Career Paths in Philosophy in Information Studies

Students in the doctoral program have unique opportunities to focus on innovative research.

Current areas of research at the iSchool include: information technology innovations; online communities; the social, political, and economic aspects of information access; the creation and preservation of electronic literature; and human-computer interaction.

Students have opportunities to work on research projects that lead to published papers, as well as benefit from one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members.  Graduates of the program have accepted positions at leading universities and research institutions around the world.

How people access, use and communicate information has become critical to professional success, life-long learning and even government policies. Information retrieval now is heavily dependent on computer systems, the Internet and mobile devices. Given this diverse and complex landscape, students with wide-ranging interests or interdisciplinary experience are well served by the iSchool's Ph.D. program.