University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 
School of Information Studies 
PhD in Information Studies 
Seven Project Assistantships Available 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013 

Award Amount: Project Assistantships (PAships) are intended to provide research assistance opportunities for full-time students. Standard SOIS PAships ill consist of a 33% appointment. The PAship covers tuition and benefits, and provides a stipend in return for approximately 13 hours of service per week. Appointments will be increased to 50% after the first academic year in the program. Teaching Assistantships (TAships) are available to more senior students in the program. Awarded PA/TAships may be for the academic year (9 months) or the full year (12 months). PA/TAships can be renewed for four years pending successful completion of PA/TA assignments and maintaining good academic performance. 

Number of Awards: 7 project assistantships available for Fall 2013 

Description: The PhD program at SOIS is a unique research-oriented degree that provides an opportunity for students to develop, apply, and critically evaluate the relevance of theory and the effectiveness of its application to a variety of research areas. Doctoral students examine the evolving landscape of information creation, organization, storage, dissemination, and use in order to introduce new ideas for social, commercial and educational contexts. 

Eligibility Criteria: Admittance into the PhD program; full time doctoral student status. 

Application Procedure: All incoming students admitted to the PhD program are considered. 

Stipulations: Standard residency requirement applies. 

PhD in Information Studies 

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Studies prepares graduates for academic and professional careers where an in-depth knowledge of research processes and evaluation is needed 
    • SOIS Ranked among the top five Library and Information Science schools nationally in terms of total research publications 
    • Faculty members bring a broad range of research expertise and are nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions 
    • Program offers concentrations in Information Organization, Information Policy, and Information Retrieval with flexibility in selecting minor areas 
    • Doctoral students are offered project assistantships and teaching assistantships as well as excellent travel and research grant support 
    • The size of the PhD program allows for much more personal interaction with faculty both during and outside of class. Application Deadline January 15, 2013 

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