Our fully-accredited master's program in information and library science focuses on enabling you to seek professional employment in a wide range of information careers in the United States and around the world. Our program, accredited by the American Library Association, is offered on campus, online or through a combination of these two options.
The features of our program include:
|Academic credential granted||Master of Science (MS)|
|Credits required for completion||36|
|Time to completion||4 full-time semesters|
|Course delivery||On campus, online or hybrid|
|Careers||Examples include: |
|Application deadline|| |
Fall admission: Feb. 1 priority, then rolling
Spring admission: Nov. 1 priority, then rolling
LIS 507 Information Life Cycle
LIS 508 Information Users and Uses
LIS 575 Introduction to Research Methods
Concentrations are available within this program. You can prepare to be generalists or choose courses with concentrations in one or more areas:
You must have received an undergraduate bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better by the intended beginning semester. Applications with lower GPA’s may still be considered and granted a “conditional admission” (see below for more information).
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
* The only exceptions to this requirement is one of the following:
You may be admitted conditionally to this program even if you don't meet all admissions requirements (most often because of an undergraduate GPA below 3.0) but your personal statements, transcripts, employment history and letters of reference demonstrate potential for success. At the end of the semester in which you have attempted 12 credit hours in the program, your academic standing will be reviewed by a member of the LIS staff.
At the time of the review, if you meet all the conditions of good academic standing and have no incomplete or unsatisfactory grades, conditional status is automatically lifted and you are considered to be in good academic standing.
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.