The program is officially offered through the Graduate School-New Brunswick (GS-NB) as the PhD program in Communication, Information and Library Studies. GS-NB enrolls nearly 4,000 students in 59 doctoral programs and 57 master's programs. With approximately 50 faculty and with 110 students currently enrolled, the CILS PhD program is the third largest GS-NB doctoral program.
Navigating the Admissions Process
The role of the PhD program is to help you select your academic direction, thrive in apprenticeship, and develop a unique vision. This is the recipe that contributes to your success as a scholar. While we are part of the graduate system at Rutgers, our doctoral studies have specific program requirements to ensure the highest level of scholarly integrity for our program and its graduates. To explore further about our program, use the navigation links on the left.