The doctoral minor in Library and Information Studies is a flexible and interdisciplinary program functioning under the University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School’s Option A rules. Students will need to fill out a Ph.D. minor form available from the iSchool main office. As part of this, they will need to identify, and obtain the signature of, a minor advisor from the iSchool faculty who will serve to assist with course selection and other issues. To begin the process of enrolling in the Library and Information Studies Option A minor, please contact an iSchool faculty member via email. Only Option A minors are given preferred enrollment status. Students may select courses from both the master's and Ph.D. level from within iSchool for their doctoral minor. 

Popular iSchool PhD minor concentrations1 include:

  • information/data policy and ethics
  • user experience/interaction design and information technologies
  • digital youth
  • digital archiving

Faculty: Professors Eschenfelder, Downey, Kim (Interim Director), Arnott-Smith, Whitmire; Associate Professors Rubel, Willett; Assistant Professors Royston, Senchyne

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