Developing leaders in innovation.

The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree offered at the School of Library and Information Studies is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

The program will equip you with skills that can be used in a variety of contexts. Not only will you study traditional library and information management techniques, you will also have the option to take courses in archival appraisal, digital libraries, metadata and traditional and digital storytelling.  As a residential student, you’ll have access to a variety of specialized courses as well as activities and student organizations to develop your expertise in an academic emphasis or concentration area.

While most of your core classes will be offered in a face-to-face setting, many elective courses are administered through our live synchronous online format during evenings or weekends.

Admission Requirements

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework

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  • A minimum of 36 semester hours are required for the MLIS degree
  • Thesis and non-thesis tracks

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Certificates & Areas of Emphasis

Learn about our suggested areas of emphasis and specialized degree programs.

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We’ve partnered with more than 100 host institutions in 39 states and five countries for student internship experiences.

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