It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials
required for the evaluation of your application are received before
the deadline. If your application is incomplete by the deadline
date, it may not be evaluated for the term requested.
Please review the admissions process and application
requirements below prior to beginning your application. It is
important to note that you do not need your admissions materials
prepared at the time of your application. For instance, your resume
and essay can be after your application is submitted.
To complete an application for the Ph.D. program in Information
Studies, click here and begin with the About
Students applying to the PhD in Information Studies
should follow the stated requirements and read the corresponding
information below carefully.
PhD in Information Studies Admissions Requirements
- Graduate application - FREE when
- Official final transcripts
from ALL Colleges/Universities
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE ) Scores (scores older than
5 years will not be accepted, scores in the
50th percentile or above in all three sections are
- Two letters of recommendation
- Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words)
- Current Resume
- Knowledge of introductory descriptive and inferential
For answers to frequently asked questions on topics including
the GRE and TOEFL requirements, please see the following Frequently
Asked Questions section.
International students must meet the above requirements in
addition to the following:
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) Scores. The test can be preliminarily waived
for applicants who have a completed undergraduate or graduate
degree from a U.S. based institution. Note: scores older than 2
years will not be accepted and students must obtain a 600 on the
written exam or a 100 on the Internet based exam.
Note: I-20 form and accompanying bank documents are required
for international applicant matriculation
All International applicants should visit the International Students and
Scholars Services web site for additional information.
The Admissions Process
For an overview of the Admissions Process from program selection
to receiving an admission decision please click here.
PhD Program Admission Deadlines
Please be advised that you must have submitted a complete
application with all advised materials by the deadline to be
reviewed for admission.
New doctoral students are only admitted in the Fall term. CCI
operates on a Quarter system. Each term is approximately 10
weeks in length. Academic calendars can be found here.
Funding Your Education
Full-Time PhD students have the opportunity to receive a
research assistantship that includes a stipend. We do not currently
offer scholarships for doctoral students. If you do not receive an
assistantship, are a part-time student, or seek additional aid
please contact Drexel
Central for more specific information regarding financing
options and the financial aid process.
We do not formally accept transfer credits or previous Master's
credits into the PhD program. Every PhD student takes a prescribed
"core". Where the Master's credits come in would be in the second
half when you begin your research. Students usually build upon
their Master's coursework for their research which cuts down the
number of independent studies and extra classes they need to take.
Thus your pervious classes wouldn't transfer; rather they could be
used as a basis for your research.
CCI Graduate Admissions Counselors
Other questions? Contact us!