The M.L.S. degree is designed to prepare professionals to work in academic, public, school, corporate and other special libraries, as well as other types of information environments. This preparation is achieved by:
- The acquisition of knowledge in a set of courses basic to an understanding of library and information studies,
- Advanced instruction in courses selected according to the student’s career goals,
- Completion of a practicum or internship (may be waived if the student has had comparable and substantial experience in a library or other information environment, to be replaced with an advisor-approved elective), and
- Completion of a final examination.
Master of Library Science Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)
|LS 5083||Foundations of Library and Information Studies||3|
|LS 5013||Information Organization and Retrieval||3|
|LS 5043||Information and Communication Technology||3|
|LS 5003||Collection Development||3|
|LS 5263||Information Sources and Services||3|
|LS 5383||Library Management||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
A cumulative ‘B’ average must be maintained. Any course with a grade of ‘C’ cannot be applied toward the student’s degree. Students are allowed to repeat a course once to improve a grade. No graduate library science course may be taken more than twice.
The Final Exam comprises submission of a professional portfolio, to be reviewed by the Final Exam Committee.
Special M.L.S. program for those holding the Ed.D. or Ph.D.
Required courses, listed above, plus 9 semester credit hours of Library Science electives
Total: 30 semester credit hours