Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Students who are enrolled in a PhD program in another academic unit may apply to pursue a joint interdisciplinary PhD through the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and their current academic unit. Interested students should obtain consent from SLIS and their home program or department. Additionally, SLIS students may work with SLIS and a second academic unit to create an interdisciplinary Ph.D.

The Graduate College website provides an Outline of Procedures for Approval of Graduate Programs in Interdisciplinary Studies (Master's and Doctorate) and should be reviewed by those interested in pursuing the joint interdisciplinary PhD.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with SLIS please contact carol-ives@uiowa.edu.