Doctor of Professional Studies in Information Management

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Take your career to the highest level of mastery.

You’ve gained valuable experience throughout your career. Now, you’re looking for the next step, something that will help you gain fresh perspective, hone your skills, and become a leader in your organization or industry.

Our DPS in Information Management is designed for mid-career professionals like you. You’ll join a cohort of peers across industries, all seeking to advance their knowledge and practice in the information field. From IT professionals, to data analysts, to archival specialists, and beyond, you’ll study alongside a diverse group of experts who will broaden your thinking and strengthen your network.

Over three years of study, you’ll complete a thesis in which you’ll examine how to apply cutting-edge research and advancements in your field to the work you do every day. And you’ll graduate with knowledge and a set of skills that will help you drive innovation, take on new leadership roles, and advance in your career.

The Doctorate of Professional Studies in Information Management curriculum involves coursework, a thesis proposal, and thesis research and writing completed over 36 months starting at the beginning of a summer semester.

The 51-credit program of study requires:

  • 24 Thesis Credits- Typically, 24 credits are devoted to the DPS thesis – the culminating and critical component of the DPS in Information Management.
    • IST 999 – Dissertation 1-15 credit(s)
  • 6 Methods and Methods Workshop Credits- Two methods courses and three residential methods workshops (12 credit hours total)
    • IST 776 – Research Methods in Information Science and Technology 3 credit(s)
    • IST 800 – Information Studies Seminar 1-3 credit(s) 6 courses (1 credit each)
  • 9 Application of Information Science Credits
    • IST 621 – Information Management and Technology 3 credit(s)
    • IST 618 – Information Policy 3 credit(s) OR
    • IST 687 – Introduction to Data Science 3 credit(s)
  • 12 Residency Credits
    • IST 801 – Introduction to Doctoral Studies 1-3 credit(s)
    • IST 880 – Intensive Seminar 1 credit(s) 10 credits of IST 880 and 2 credits of IST 801

View Curriculum in Course Catalog

  1. Develop research questions
  2. Read and synthesize relevant literature
  3. Identify and use theory to support a professionally relevant research effort
  4. Select and apply the appropriate research approach
  5. Collect and generate data
  6. Analyze and synthesize data
  7. Develop skill in scholarly writing
Lifelong Network

Connect with experts across industries.

Your cohort of mid-career professionals will learn alongside you throughout the program, which means you’ll experience a diversity of perspective, and gain a lifelong network.

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If you embrace the interdisciplinary nature of information, invite alternative views and approaches to research, and commit yourself to pursuing your career at the highest level, then the iSchool is the place for you. Start your application today and take your career to the next level.

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