Information Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 27 graduate credit hours at the University of Maryland (or 30 hours if a basic statistics course has not been taken before matriculation). Course work will be taken in three areas of study:
- Information Studies (6 credit hours)
- Research Methods and Design (12 credit hours)
- Specialized area(s) (9 credit hours)
Advance to Candidacy: In addition to course requirements, students must successfully pass a first-year review, submit an integrative paper, and a dissertation proposal.
Post-Candidacy: Complete at least 12 credits of INST899 as well as successfully defend and submit an original dissertation.
|INST800||The Engaged Intellectual: An Introduction to Research and Academic Work||3|
|INST810||Individual Research Experience||3|
|Select 6 additional credits of Research Methods and Design courses||6|
|Select nine credits in a specialized area||9|
|Submit an integrative paper|
|Dissertation Research Requirement|
|INST899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|