Information Science PhD

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

Our doctoral program in information science will give you the opportunity to develop sophisticated quantitative and qualitative research skills to equip you to delve into the complex information problems facing humanity and contemporary organizations. As human interaction and cultural expression continue to be facilitated digitally, the workings of digital technologies, their impact and their uses need to be understood. Our doctoral degree in information science will provide the opportunity to study these issues in depth. The information field is changing rapidly, and offering myriad opportunities for future scholars of information science.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 4 to 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

You must have a bachelors and master's degree. The master's degree must be in information science (MLIS, MLS, MS or equivalent) or in a cognate discipline (e.g., education, communications) as determined by the PhD admission committee. Also, while this is an online program, a one-week residency is required each year.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.