Master of Library and Information Science

Learn to connect people, libraries, and information through research, teaching, and service to enrich living and working in a global environment.

  • Choose to study 100% online
  • Online courses are primarily synchronous (with set class times)
  • Capstone experience with practicum or research component
  • Program is highly personalized
  • 36 credit hours
  • Accredited by the American Library Association
  • GRE not required
  • Program options include: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS); MLIS with School Library Licensure; MLIS with Instructional Technology Licensure; or licensure-only options in school library, instructional technology, and school library supervision
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Prepare for leadership positions in academic, public, school, and special libraries, as well as roles in public and private agencies as information specialists.

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Get details on our costs, which are competitive with those of other top universities. Our goal is to provide an online education that's both exceptional and affordable.

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