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Syracuse University's School of Information Studies welcomes applicants for
our doctoral program. Admitted students are assured of at least four year's
funding (including summers) along with tuition and other support.

The interdisciplinary nature of our program is visible through the
backgrounds of the 40 students currently pursuing their Ph.D.  Students
hail from ten countries and a range of academic backgrounds:  communications
and other social sciences, business, computer science, library science,
information science, and others.   This makes our doctoral program a
welcoming and inclusive place for scholars from under-represented
populations, something we see as a defining element of our program.

Doctoral students pursue individualized course plans that are tuned to
their particular research interests and needs.  This means advising and,
more importantly, close working relationships with faculty members is a
cornerstone of the Syracuse University iSchool Ph.D. program. This is why
it is both residential and full-time.

We celebrate the success of our recent graduates who are taking up
tenure-track positions in premier research institutions and exceptional
liberal arts colleges, excelling in academic and policy think tanks, and
pursuing entrepreneurial success! Current students are earning awards for
their publications and dissertation work, continuing a long tradition of
such recognition.

For 2015, we are particularly interested in speaking with applicants and
seeing applications from those whose interests align with one or more of
the following research areas:

Text and data mining, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval
| Data science and data analytics | Information policy, Internet
governance, and telecommunications policy | Information technology policy
and globalization | Mobile computing | Librarianship | Usability,
accessibility, and universal design | Data infrastructure and services in
support of research Organizational impacts of ICTs (e.g., Citizen Science,
FLOSS, Wikipedia, mobile work, distributed scientific collaboration, health
IT) | Digitally-enabled research methods (e.g., Trace ethnography,
socio-computational approaches) | Smart grids/energy informatics and
Infrastructure studies | Information security and privacy (policies,
management, and technologies) | Social Computing, social media, social
networks, and crowdsourcing

You can learn more about the Syracuse iSchool faculty and interests at

You can learn more about the doctoral program and application (due 3
January, 2014) at

Please reach out to the program director, Steve Sawyer, at [log in to unmask],
or our doctoral programs manager, Jennifer Barclay, at [log in to unmask],
with questions!

Jeff Hemsley
Assistant Professor
School of Information Studies
Syracuse University

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