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I am! I only applied to one iSchool doc program (Michigan)...the rest are in communication studies. What about yourself?

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Has anyone heard from Michigan's SI phd program? I saw that someone posted on the results section that they'd been rejected, but I'm still waiting for word from them.

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Hello ISchool applicants!

I am the aforementioned Michigan reject (lol...what a way to make a name for myself!). I got rejected by Berkeley as well today. So although I add to the applicant pool, I'm guessing I won't be providing you much competition. I still have six applications left though.

Best of luck and keep in touch.

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I am right there with you on the Umich one, hope you get some good news soon on one of the others.

I was hopeful about UMich. So don't know what to think about my more ambitious apps now. If you want we can compare notes later on ...say early March. It's hard meeting people in the same field online. Cheers.

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just a couple quick questions,

Does the prestige (for lack of a better term) of your masters program matter much when applying to PhD LIS programs?

Also, what sort of things should I be doing during my MLIS to prepare my CV and experiences for a doctorate program? (other than working in a related job)

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I'm hoping to revive this thread for a new set of applicants (matriculating in Fall 2010). Any new Ph.D. hopefuls--especially those straight out of undergrad? Research interests?

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I'm hoping to revive this thread for a new set of applicants (matriculating in Fall 2010). Any new Ph.D. hopefuls--especially those straight out of undergrad? Research interests?

I've applied to the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to study cataloging and classification for arts-related libraries and collections.

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Anyone out there applying at the doctoral level to programs in Library and Information Studies/Science and/or iSchools?

yeah I am applying to the doctoral programs in ischool for fall 2010 session.....

Applied: 7

Accepted:

Rejected:

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yeah I am applying to the doctoral programs in ischool for fall 2010 session.....

Applied: 7

Accepted:

Rejected:

I am also applying to 3 programs. I was denied by Maryland, waiting on Michigan, and contacted by the Dir of Syracuse for a phone interview, but there was a scheduling conflict, so I am waiting for a reschedule. Though, that was last Thursday. Should I be getting worried?

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In4mation,

I don't think I'd be getting worried yet, what with Snowmaggedon and all. I work in a job where I cover the East Coast, and I can tell you that my phone's been pretty silent the past few days.

Hopefully we'll both get positive responses from Michigan! It's my only iSchool program - the rest of my applications are in European History - but it's the one I'll take if I can get it :-)

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I'm hoping to revive this thread for a new set of applicants (matriculating in Fall 2010). Any new Ph.D. hopefuls--especially those straight out of undergrad? Research interests?

I'd have to think that applicants straight out of undergrad are at a pretty strong disadvantage. Most MLIS programs are almost entirely composed around master's-level education . . .considering that there are a number of very well-qualified individuals applying to Ph.D. programs out of other disciplines, I'd have to think somebody out of undergrad would need some amazing qualifications. To be honest, I don't know why any department would take the risk associated with a student who has never had to deal with graduate-level studies when there are other candidates to be found.

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Hi

I was admitted to Michigan, I was accepted about a week ago. My area is Human-Computer Interaction and I applied with a bachelor's degree (which I am finishing now). To be fair, I've had a lot of experience being a TA and RA at the school I attend.

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Hi

I was admitted to Michigan, I was accepted about a week ago. My area is Human-Computer Interaction and I applied with a bachelor's degree (which I am finishing now). To be fair, I've had a lot of experience being a TA and RA at the school I attend.

Congrats. If you don't mind, could you put up your stats so the rest of us?

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Hi

My stats:

700 V

770 Q

5.0 AW

approx 3.8 GPA from a top ranked college.

3 years research experience, 1.5 years TA experience. 1 publication, 1 submission.

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Does anyone know what job prospects are like for Ph.Ds in Library and Information Science? (As opposed to, say, English?)

I just started my MLIS, and am wondering the same thing... what advantages does getting the PhD have? I mean, I guess there is being a professor, but..... yeah... I don't know...

What are you current PhD students and applicants planning on doing with the degree?

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