As 2012 draws to a close and you think about your 2013 resolutions or goals, ask yourself, "Will this be the year I finally get started on my Ph.D.?"
You can now focus your doctoral study and research in the field of museum studies! Apply now - application deadline is Feb. 1, 2013.
The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. that allows students to tailor a program according to their areas of interest and expertise. The curriculum builds on the strengths of the college's four schools: Library and Information Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Visual Communication Design. No other doctoral program offers the same breadth and depth of study.
Museum studies is concerned with the history, systems, use, functions, and impact of museums and musealized contexts. It uses the dynamic relationships between theory, practice, and experience to investigate issues and concepts related to the meaning and value of cultural heritage institutions, objects and collections, preservation, interpretation, and user interactions.
For this Ph.D. specialization, students can pursue an overall museology (museum studies theory) approach or further specific lines of inquiry within museum studies, focusing on users, system, communication, or collections.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is research-oriented. The goal of the Ph.D. program in Communication and Information is to develop doctoral scholars' ability to generate knowledge by conducting and publishing research in their areas of expertise.
For more details on the Ph.D. in communication and information, including an informative video, visit http://www.kent.edu/slis/programs/phd-in-communication-and-information-slis.cfm. For more information on the Museum Studies specialization in the School of Library and Information Science, visit http://www.kent.edu/slis/programs/mlis/museum-studies.cfm or contact Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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