LIU's Ph.D. and Ed.D. doctoral programs will be discussed at a series of open houses to be held at New York University's Bobst Library in Manhattan. (Photo courtesy NYU)

Brookville, N.Y. – A national leader in education and information science, LIU Post’s doctoral programs in information studies and educational interdisciplinary studies are adding two new locations in Manhattan and Hudson Valley, respectively.

Starting this September, the Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies will be available at the LIU Hudson building on the SUNY Purchase College campus in Westchester County.

In January 2019, the Ph.D. in Information Studies will be offered at the LIU Palmer School of Library and Information Science suite in New York University’s Bobst Library on Washington Square in Manhattan.

Both programs will continue to be offered each fall in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library on the LIU Post campus on Long Island in Brookville.

“One of LIU’s strengths has always been its proximity to the New York City region, the most vibrant educational, cultural and business centers in the world,” said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of Long Island University. “Our new doctoral locations provide students with the versatility to take courses even closer to their homes and work.”

“Career prospects are strong for graduates of our doctoral programs,” said Dr. Albert Inserra, dean of the College of Education, Information and Technology, where the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs are housed. “LIU Post’s doctorates are interdisciplinary and capitalize on perspectives and research methods from many fields, including educational leadership, economics, philosophy, sociology ethics, computer science, history and psychology.”

LIU Post’s Doctor of Education, or Ed.D., is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. It is the first and only program in the region with an interdisciplinary approach to K-12 and higher education management. The Ed.D. program explores critical issues in education using multiple points of view and methods: historical, psychological, philosophical, sociological, legal, financial, governmental, administrative, ethical and cultural. Graduates of the program work as principals, superintendents, chief financial officers, curriculum developers, researchers, professors, department chairs, college deans and K-12 master teachers.

The Ph.D. in Information Studies, housed in the LIU Palmer School of Library and Information Science, is one of few such programs in the world. Now in its 20th year, the Ph.D. prepares graduates to access, organize and deliver information. The Palmer School faculty are leading experts in information science, archives and records management, big data, information services and policy, as well as human-computer interaction. Graduates are executives, researchers and professors in industry, government and higher education.

The new program locations are currently accepting applications from students interested in starting courses this Fall 2018. The Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs will be discussed at an information session on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Bobst Library, New York University, Room 745, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

The new Ed.D. Hudson Valley cohort will hold an information session on Thursday, April 19, at 5 p.m. at SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577/

An open house for the Ph.D. and M.S. in Library and Information Science and School Library Media programs will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Bobst Library, New York University, Room 745, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

To register for one of these open houses, call 516-299-4010, or email

Long Island University offers seven doctoral programs including the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Information Studies, the Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Education Studies, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, PharmD. in Pharmacy, Ph.D. degree with Specialization in Pharmaceutics, and Doctor of Physical Therapy.