Master of Library and Information Studies
The online Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) is an intellectually rich, community-centered, and hands-on program for library and information education, innovation and service.
- 100% online (primarily synchronous instruction)
- Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
- Oldest accredited LIS program in North Carolina
- 36 credit hours
- Capstone in lieu of thesis
- GRE* or MAT accepted
- Ranked "Best Online Master's" by College Choice
- Ranked "Most Affordable Online Master's in Library Science" by College Choice
- Ranked "Best Online Master's in Library Science" by Affordable Colleges Online
*GRE waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 OR an earned master's degree in another field.
Today's MLIS students have the opportunity to specialize and work in Academic, Public, School, Special, and Information professions—as well as corporate and nonprofit organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Online graduate courses at UNC Greensboro are priced lower than our face-to-face classroom courses. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.
** Online Tuition and Fees listed are Distance Learning Tuition and Fees and apply to courses that are identified as Distance Learning and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus Web delivery. For more detailed information please review the current tuition and fees chart here.)
In-State rates apply to online students who live in and are permanent residents of North Carolina. In-state rates may also apply to government employees (such as members of the military) who live outside North Carolina but maintain legal residence in the state. Permanent residents can prove they have established and maintained residence in the state for at least 12 months.
Out-Of-State rates apply to online students who live in North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina.
Outside NC rates apply to online students who live outside North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina. Most students living in a state other than North Carolina are eligible for this rate.
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