• Application Deadline
  • Unavailable (University site)


Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours (18 hours of core courses and 18 hours of elective courses)
  • Completion of the degree program within five years
  • A cumulative 3.0 grade-point average in SLIS courses and in courses offered by other units that are to be counted toward the MLIS

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Information and Society 
  • Management of Information Organizations 
  • Information Technologies and Systems 
  • Organization of Information 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go to the programme website

          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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            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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            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.

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

          • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
          • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.
          • Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores. 
          • A copy of the name page of your passport.
          • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas). Note: Your application will be processed even if your financial documents are not included.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            29000 USD/year
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          • National Applies to you

            28868 USD/year
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          • In-State Applies to you

            11953 USD/year
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          Living costs for Baton Rouge

          • 900 - 1400 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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