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Library and Information Science

University of Kentucky

M.Sc. Online
12 months
Duration
32564 USD/year
32564 USD/year
13404 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

There are only a number of library schools with ALA-accredited programs), and a few still that offer the Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky (MLS, MSLS, etc.) fully online.

Overview

Graduate students in the Library and Information Science program at at the University of Kentucky have the opportunity to earn their degree online and in as little as 36 credit hours. We pride ourselves on offering unique opportunities to our graduate students, including:

  • Asynchronous online classes allow students a flexible, individualized schedule, and students may take classes full-time or part-time to meet the degree requirements
  • In-state/Resident tuition rates for online learners (see current rates here) cuts cost of a graduate degree significantly for distance students
  • Practicum and Study Abroad possibilities as part of student’s credit hours
  • School Librarian Certification for students pursuing a career in school libraries or media centers
  • Chance to apply for an Alternative Spring Break internship position in Washington D.C. at places like the Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, or the Smithsonian Libraries
  • A Top 5 U.S. News & World Report ranking in Health Librarianship

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Information in Society 
  • Information Seeking, Retrieval & Services 
  • Information Representation & Access 
  • Management in LIS 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) on the Test of
  • English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English
  • (or who did not graduate from an accredited English-speaking College or University). The
  • equivalent score on the computer version of the TOEFL is 213 and the internet-based test is 79.
  • Applicants may also utilize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to
  • satisfy the language requirement. A minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required. Submitted
  • scores must be no more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32564 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    13404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13404 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Library and Information Science
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University of Kentucky

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