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2017-2018 University Bulletin 
2017-2018 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Master of Library and Information Science

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The American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program is designed to provide a sound conceptual basis for developing leadership-oriented careers and, at the same time, provide the educational foundations for lifelong professional development. The 36 semester hour curriculum is composed of a range of courses to prepare students for professional responsibilities in a broad spectrum of libraries, media and information centers, and consultancies.

Degree Requirements:

  • Complete 36 semester hours of graduate credit, including:

Required Courses

Completion of the first three required core courses during the first nine hours of enrollment is highly recommended:


Complete 24 additional semester hours, chosen from among remaining LIS courses numbered below LIS 900.

Additional Requirements

Requirements for All Graduate Degrees

  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete the degree within six years.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar by the filing deadline for the semester when requirements will be completed.

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