A Doctorate in Library Science (PhD) is a post-graduate level degree program that prepares students for leadership roles in the field of library and information science. The program approximately takes 3 years to complete and includes coursework, research, and a dissertation.
Coursework in a Doctorate in Library Science program typically covers topics such as:
- Research methods and data analysis
- Information organization and retrieval
- Information technology and digital libraries
- Collection development and management
- Library administration and management
- Information policy and ethics
Graduates with a Doctorate in Library Science are prepared for leadership roles in academic, research, and public libraries, as well as in government, non-profit, and private organizations. They may also pursue careers in education, research, and consulting.