Information Science Ph.D. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
Information Science is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. It brings together faculty, researchers and students who share an interest in studying digital information.
Information Science examines information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal, and political contexts. Computer science is an important part of the program, but the emphasis is on systems and their use, rather than on the technologies that underlie them.
Information Systems draws from Computer Science and Operations Research; Human Computer Interaction from Communication, Psychology, and Cognitive Studies; Social Studies of Computing from Science & Technology Studies, Law, and Economics, with many others.
The Ph.D. program has been approved by the Education Department in the State of New York.
The Information Science program is home to several large research groups, including the Human-Computer Interaction group, digital libraries research, and the ePrint arXiv.
Contact InformationWebsite: http://infosci.cornell.edu/
Phone: 607 254-5347
522 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- human computer interaction
- information science
- information systems
- social aspects of information
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: Dec. 1
Spring: No admission
- All Graduate School requirements
- Letters of recommendation (three for the PhD program)
- Personal Statement
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- GRE scores are not accepted
- English Language Proficiency Requirement for all applicants
- Resume and writing samples are not required but may be submitted if you feel this will enhance your application
Make an original and substantial contribution to the discipline
Think originally and independently to develop concepts and methodologies
Identify new research opportunities within one's field
Demonstrate advanced research skills
Synthesize existing knowledge, identifying and accessing appropriate resources and other sources of relevant information and critically analyzing and evaluating one's own findings and those of others
Master application of existing research methodologies, techniques, and technical skills
Communicate in a style appropriate to the discipline
Demonstrate commitment to advancing the values of scholarship
Keep abreast of current advances within one's field and related areas
Show commitment to personal professional development through – engagement in professional societies, publication, and other knowledge transfer modes
Show a commitment to creating an environment that supports learning through teaching, collaborative inquiry, mentoring, or demonstration
Demonstrate professional skills
Adhere to ethical standards in the discipline
Listen, give, and receive feedback effectively