Information and Library Science, MS

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 fully online.

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Why Information and Library Science at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • accreditation by the American Library Association, which makes your degree more valuable
  • flexibility through online course delivery and enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
  • specialized degree program options including music librarianship and law librarianship; and practicums, special projects and directed study courses to gain real-world experience
  • student-centered learning experiences including student groups and chapter activities, departmental seminars, and opportunities to serve on committees to enrich learning and networking

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Science (MS)
Credits required for completion 36
Time to completion 4 full-time semesters
Course delivery Online
Careers Examples include:
  • information-intensive organizations
  • traditional libraries
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: May 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.