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Library and Information Science

60 months
9496 USD/year
9496 USD/year
16958 USD/year
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The Library and Information Science program at Louisiana State University  is appropriate for students with at least a bachelor's degree in any academic area who desire a career in archival studies and cultural heritage resource management, public, school, or academic librarianship, or digital content and information management.


Key facts of the Library and Information Science program at Louisiana State University

  • In-state tuition is also available to residents of the Academic Common Market states of Arkansas, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Students may complete the program part-time or full-time.
  • All core courses and more than 80% of elective courses are taught by full-time faculty.
  • Students are not required to select a specialization area, but those who elect to do so may choose from nine career-specific specializations ranging from academic, public or school libraries to archival studies to digital content management.
  • Students may also choose to earn a Dual Degree with one of our Graduate Certificates, a master's degree in History, or another approved academic discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

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  • International

    9496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4748 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    9496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4748 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    16958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8479 USD per semester during 60 months.


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.

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