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2023 Best Library & Information Science Doctor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Library & Information Science Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2020-2021, 5,950 people earned a degree or certificate in library and information science, making the major the #118 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Library & Information Science Doctor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 4 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2023 Best Library & Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for library science majors pursuing a doctor's degree.

Top Schools for a Doctorate in Library & Information Science


Dominican University

River Forest, IL

Our 2023 rankings named Dominican University the best school in the United States for library and information science students working on their doctor’s degree. Located in the suburb of River Forest, Dominican U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Out of the 4 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Bloomington landed the # 2 spot on the list. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

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The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Emporia State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best library and information science schools in the United States. Located in the town of Emporia, ESU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Simmons University

Boston, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Simmons University. It ranked #4 on our 2023 Best Library & Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Simmons is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Library & Information Science is one of 2 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Library & Archives Assisting 467
Other Library & Archives Assisting 121

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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