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Library Science, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of Maryland prepares graduates to be socially engaged and technologically focused information professionals, ready to create, educate, and innovate.


With its unique location mere miles from Washington DC, the MLIS degree at Maryland's iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities to work with government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and an amazing range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and archives.

The iSchool is a leader in the field of library and information science education, offering prominent programs of study in Archives and Digital Curation, School Libraries, and Advocacy and Leadership, while also advancing LIS education by developing unique programs in Youth Experience, Community Analytics, and Diversity and Inclusion.

The combination of responsive coursework, innovative programs, a faculty of noted scholars and professional leaders, and opportunities available only within this region makes an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland an excellent starting point for a career. Our commitment to the career success of students is reflected in the very strong placement rate of graduates with full-time jobs in the profession, many of them in the Washington, DC area.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Serving Information Needs
  • Achieving Organizational Excellence
  • Creating Information Infrastructures
  • Designing Principled Inquiry
  • Field Study in Archives, Records, and Information Management
  • Introduction to Archives & Digital Curation
  • Privacy and Security in a Networked World
  • Information Policy
  • Policy and Ethics in Digital Curation
  • Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
  • Database Design
  • Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • GRE General (see the MLS Admissions page for information GRE waiver requirements)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • 500 word targeted essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Work history
  • International applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1363 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1363 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    632 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 632 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
    Living Costs

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