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Information Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #14 (QS) , NY,
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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject

  • Cognition
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • Social Aspects Of Information

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      General Requirements

      • letters of recommendation (three for the Phd program)
      • GRE scores are not weighed heavily in the PhD admissions process, but they can be particularly helpful to demonstrate ability in areas that are otherwise not strongly documented in the application
      • TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency test

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        29500 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
      • National

        29500 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 29500 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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      Living costs for Ithaca

      • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
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