The iSchool at the University of Maryland invites creative and forward-thinking individuals to apply for the Ph.D. in Information Studies program. Located near Washington DC, Maryland’s iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities for students to pursue research oriented employment careers. Students learn to conduct original research through one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members in diverse disciplines as Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Policy, Information Science, and Information Systems. This year funding (in the forms of fellowship, scholarship, and assistantship) is available to support students interested in:
- Big Data
- Health Informatics
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Information Policy
- Information Retrieval
- Metadata Applications
- Natural Language Processing
- Public Library
- School Library
- Social Computing
- Social Media
Learn More About the PhD Program
The iSchool offers multiple opportunities throughout the year for prospective doctoral students to learn about the PhD program and iSchool research, and to meet iSchool faculty members. Please see the iSchool Recruitment Calendar for a complete schedule of recruiting events, and the iSchool events calendar for other research and professional events.
How to Apply
The College of Information Studies will review your application upon receipt of your completed application forms, transcripts of all academic work attempted, Graduate Record Examination scores, and letters of recommendation. If the doctoral committee needs further information, we will contact you.
New doctoral students generally enter the College at the beginning of the fall semester and should submit the Graduate School application and all accompanying credentials by December 1.
International applicants should submit all documents by November 1 for best consideration.
*Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Applicants to the Ph.D program must submit these documents:
- Graduate School application
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended
- Statement of Research Interests
- Current resume
- Three recommendations/evaluations
- Score report on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The scores can be sent directly to the University of Maryland. Our institution code is 5814.
The iSchool does not require an essay in addition to the Statement of Research Interests.
Applicants are responsible for the timely completion of their files. Please contact the Student Services Office to verify the receipt of supporting documents for your file. Only complete files will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for review.
For more information/questions, please contact the College of Information Studies admissions staff at email@example.com.