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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Overall GPA
3.5
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow SLIS Ph.D. probation policy
Specific Courses
Yes
Foundations courses: 450, 451, 551; 9 credits from a second tier of courses; candidates in archives and records management or in school library media specializations have additional required courses. For details, see the SLIS Web site.
Specific Courses
Yes
Two SLIS doctoral proseminars, four SLIS program area required courses, and other courses outside SLIS—e.g., statistics, qualitative methods. Please see "Doctoral Program Minimum Requirements and Timeline" in the Doctoral Student Program Planning Guide on the SLIS Web site.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 42 credits is required to earn the degree.
Specific Credits
Yes
42 credits are required to earn the degree.
Examinations
No
Examinations
Follow Graduate School policy. In lieu of a comprehensive preliminary exam, students must submit three mastery demonstration papers and pass a portfolio defense.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates must complete a minimum of a 40-hour practicum. Candidates should complete the degree within four semesters and one summer session; the maximum period (under special circumstances) is seven calendar years. Contact the department for more information.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Completion of the degree should be within a three- to four-year period beyond earning the master's degree. Timely completion of three mastery-demonstration papers. Portfolio defense. See Doctoral Student Programming Planning Guide on SLIS Web site.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No; however, course work in a foreign language may be required if necessary for completing research activities.
Minor Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
All students are assigned an academic advisor.
Advisor
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Review Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Doctoral students are formally reviewed after completion of their third semester and again during their portfolio defense.