Each cohort will complete the following courses (all courses are 3 credit hours). Please refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions.

Note: The timeline below is a sample

First Year

18 credits. Two courses each semester (fall, spring, and summer).
LIS 901 Advanced Seminar: Professional Issues
LIS 969 Advanced Research Methods
LIS 962 Advanced Seminar: Literacy and Learning
LIS 955 Advanced Seminar: Information Policy 
LIS 964 Writing in the Academy
LIS 970 Dissertation Preparation

Second Year

18 credits. Two courses each semester (fall, spring, and summer).
LIS 928 Teaching in the Academy 
LIS 950 Advanced Seminar: Information Behavior
LIS 965 Advanced Seminar: Information Systems Research--Theory and Practice
LIS 968 Advanced Seminar: Global Perspectives on the Library and Information Science Profession
LIS 977 Advanced Seminar: Library Leadership 
LIS 990 Advanced Independent Study in Library and Information Science

Third Year

Upon completion of coursework, passing a qualifying field examination and approval of a dissertation proposal, PhD students proceed to dissertation work.