Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Management
Emporia State University

Program Details

You can prepare for leadership roles in higher education and information organizations with Emporia State’s Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Management. This online library science doctoral degree follows a 100% online format with some synchronous sessions.

The faculty maintain a strong online presence to support all students in their studies. This interdisciplinary program pulls from both the School of Library and Information Management and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

The library science doctorate program offers three concentrations:

  • Instructional design and technology
  • Information systems
  • Informatics

All candidates take four foundational courses, four advanced courses in their concentration, and four research courses in preparation for their dissertation. Furthermore, a course covering teaching and learning in organizations rounds out the required courses. Graduates succeed in such roles as administration, research, or education.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

American Library Association (ALA)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Emporia State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent