School of Library and Information Studies

Online MLIS

The Online Master of Library & Information Studies program is accredited by the American Library Association, and allows students to pursue a course-based degree. This is a 39-credit, part-time program (13 courses) and students have 6 years to complete. Courses are available in three terms: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-April) and Spring (May-July).  Two courses per term is the maximum a student can take in this program--for a total of 6 courses per calendar year. This is a completely online program--students are not required to come to campus.

Online courses  are offered asynchronously (there are no scheduled class meeting times). Students are expected to be online everyday, work independently as well as collaboratively in small groups and be willing to learn new technologies.

Small group discussions are an integral part of the online experience. Online learning is demanding and students should expect to spend between 12-15 hrs per week engaging with course materials, reading and responding to fellow classmates and completing assignments.

  • Entrance Requirements
    This section includes entrance requirements as well as other information that you need to know before applying to this program.
  • Application Procedure
    Information about the application process for this program.

For more information on the online MLIS (part-time) program, please see our FAQ or visit the Programs page.