Important Deadlines

May 2: Last day for doctoral degree applicants graduating in Spring 2014 to return the final corrected copy of previously (before March 28 deadline) filed dissertation based on changes required by the graduate reader after the initial submission of the defended document.

May 5: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet regular registration deadline for Summer 2014 3W1, 8W1 and SUM sessions.

May 8: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet late registration deadline (with a fee) for Summer 2014 3W1, 8W1 and SUM sessions.

May 16: IIS PhD Student Annual Reviews due (required). Details.

May 22: Last day to drop a 3W summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

May 23: Last day to submit graduation application to UNT Graduate School for Summer 2014 graduation

May 27: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet regular registration deadline for Summer 2014 5W1 and 10W sessions.

May 29: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet late registration deadline (with fee) for Summer 2014 5W1 and 10W sessions.

June 12: Last day to drop a 8W summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

June 25: Last day to drop a 5W1 summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

June 27: Deadline for defended dissertations (with committee changes incorporated) to be submitted to Graduate School for Summer 2014 graduation. See Ch.10-11 in thesis manual for details

June 30: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet regular registration deadline for Summer 2014 5W2 session.

July 2: Last day to submit advising memo form to meet late registration deadline (with fee) for Summer 2014 5W2 session.

July 7: Last day to remove grades of "I" in all courses required for degree for Summer 2014 graduation

July 11: Last day to drop a SUM summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

July 15: Last day to drop a 10W summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

July 30: Last day to drop a 5W2 summer 2014 course with consent of instructor (with a grade of either W or WF)

August 1: Last day for doctoral degree applicants graduating in Summer 2014 to return the final corrected copy of previously (before June 27 deadline) filed dissertation based on changes required by the graduate reader after the initial submission of the defended document.

Program Admission deadline: November 1, 2014 is the deadline for applying to the IIS PhD program for Fall 2015. Applicants will be informed of admission decisions in January 2015.

Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD Program

The University of North Texas Interdisciplinary Information Science (IIS) PhD Program responds to the varied and changing needs of an information age; to the increasing recognition of the central role of information and information technologies in individual, social, economic and cultural affairs. Graduates of the program are prepared to contribute to the advancement and evolution of the information society in a variety of roles and settings as administrators, researchers and educators. IIS PhD Program offers:

  • excellent research faculty across UNT serving as instructors and advisors;
  • a truly interdisciplinary program structure with nine academic units;
  • a flexible degree plan tailored to individual interests (only 12 hours of required courses out of 48 total hours of coursework);
  • a variety of course delivery formats, including face-to-face, online, and blended;
  • a residential experience with a high level of faculty-student interaction;
  • a culturally and ethnically diverse community of faculty and students;
  • competitive scholarship, grant, fellowship, and assistantship opportunities;
  • research opportunities through the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge;
  • extensive research library resources on campus and online.

The Chair of the UNT College of Information Department of Library and Information Sciences Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh serves as IIS PhD Program Director. Dr. Oksana Zavalina serves as an Associate Director of IIS PhD Program. Ms. Brennan Blair serves as IIS PhD Program Administrative Coordinator. IIS PhD Program Office can be reached at ci-iisphd@unt.edu and/or 1-940-891-6795.

News!

Dr. Jennifer K. Sheehan, a graduate of the IIS PhD Program and an adjunct faculty in the UNT Department of Library and Information Sciences has been named by ACRL as the next editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. Dr. Sheehan worked before as curator of rare books in UNT Libraries. Congratulations to Jennifer!

Summer & Fall 2014 registration: Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 opens on March 31, 2014. To register, please (1) review the UNT Graduate Catalog, (2) check whether or not a course is offered in particular semster inUNT Office of the Registrar Schedule of Classes, (3) schedule advising session with your advisor (Committee chair or IIS PhD Program Associate Director), and (4) complete the new advising memo form. The advising memo form should be submitted no later than 3 business days before regular registration deadline.

2nd Spring 2014 PhD student gathering at Dr. Miksa's house: Friday, April 18th (starts at 7 pm)

Program Admission deadline: November 1, 2014 is the deadline for applying to the IIS PhD program for Fall 2015. Applicants will be informed of admission decisions in January 2015.