The accelerated degree option is particularly relevant to practicing information science professionals who have an undergraduate degree, but not a master's degree.

The Accelerated MLIS/PhD degree option is designed for students who want to earn MLIS and PhD degrees through an accelerated sequence of courses. The accelerated degree option is particularly relevant to practicing information science professionals who have an undergraduate degree, but not a master's degree, and are interested in pursuing doctoral level coursework and research. Individuals who have earned a master's degree in another field and would like to expand their competencies to take on new roles and research in the information professions will also find the accelerated degree a viable option.

The accelerated degree option can be completed in four years. The first year consists of MLIS coursework and then students join a cohort-based PhD program to complete the doctoral degree. Learn more about doctoral program admission.