University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Information: Information Studies

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Library Science/Librarianship
Description The PhD program in Information Studies provides opportunities for advanced scholarly inquiry into theoretical aspects of information and in the empirical investigations of information in various contexts. PhD students come from different backgrounds and with different areas of interest. Therefore, the curriculum both fosters a common conversation about the field of information and supports the development of individual (even idiosyncratic) research projects. The focus of the program is to enable the student to achieve competence in order to carry out the research and writing of an original thesis in information. In additional to the regular PhD program, there is a flexible-time PhD program option, intended for practising professionals whose employment is related to their field of research interest. The flexible-time PhD differs from the full-time PhD only in design and delivery, not in requirements.
Website: Information: Information Studies at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 107] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 8] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 95]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Average of at least A- in an appropriate master's degree program, or equivalent is required. Equivalency is normally determined by the number of courses and/or credits taken. Applicants holding an MLS or other master's degree earned in two or three sessions, or by co​mpleting 5.0 to 7.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), will normally be required to take additional courses in the MI program. Admission is limited to graduates of high intellectual ability who have an interest in research. Evaluation of applicants is based on academic records, a statement of research interest, and three academic letters of reference. A personal interview may be requested.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 25, 2017