In order to apply to the Ph.D. program you must complete two different application forms: one to the UT-Austin Admissions Office for admission to the Graduate School of the University and one to the School of Information itself. The School of Information is a division of the Graduate School.
All application credentials must be received by the following deadlines:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in order to receive an early decision on your application.
1. Admission to the Graduate School of the University
Admission to The University of Texas at Austin is under the direction of the Registrar and Director of Admissions. For more information about applying to the Graduate School refer to the Graduate Catalog (http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/catalogs/grad03-05/). The catalog is the document of authority for all students.
Applicants must submit the following materials to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) by the appropriate deadline:
The GIAC application fee. See the Graduate Admission Bulletin for more information about fees.
Send the completed materials to the folloing address:
After all the above credentials have been collected by the Office of Admissions, your application papers will be forwarded to the Graduate School of The University and then to the School of Information for consideration.
2. Admission to School of Information
Admission to the program for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (School of Information), is subject further to the recommendation of the School of Information Doctoral Program Committee and to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
To be admitted to the doctoral degree program, an applicant ordinarily must have either a master's degree from a school of library and information science accredited by the American Library Association, a master's degree in a related field, or an equivalent degree from an institution outside the United States. Often, applicants have had a substantial period of appropriate work experience after completion of the master's degree.
For regular admission to doctoral study, you must have a grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in all upper-division (junior- and senior- level) and graduate-level course work that you have attempted and you should have a high score on the Verbal and Quantitative Aptitude portions of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test. Applicants must meet regular admission requirements before they are eligible for admission under special conditions.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
Please submit the completed forms directly to:
You will be notified of a decision on your application shortly after the Doctoral Program committee has reviewed all application materials.
See also: Ph.D. degree program description
Last Modified: June 20 2005 13:09:41.