M.Sc. Online

Library Science and Information Services

University of Central Missouri

24 months
394 USD/credit 6501 USD/year
394 USD/credit 6501 USD/year
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Are you equipped to help patrons at libraries across the world? You will be when you complete the University of Central Missouri’s affordable, 100% online Library Science and Information Services master's degree program. Since our Master of Library Science and Information Services is exclusively online, you can adapt your graduate studies to fit your lifestyle while earning your graduate degree.


Our graduate courses in the Master of Library Science and Information Services program at the University of Central Missouri emphasize diversity and accessibility for all. Your classmates may include students from Germany, South Korea and rural China — as well as all over the United States.

Our faculty bring answers directly from libraries to you, sharing real-world challenges and solutions from their industry experience. Once you graduate, you'll be a 21st-century librarian. Your skills and experience will stand out from the competition graduating from other library science colleges.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Graduates with a Master of Science degree in Library Science and Information Services will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of learners and learning and who model and promote collaborative planning, instruction in multiple literacies, and inquiry-based learning, enabling members of the learning community to become effective users and creators of ideas and information. Candidates design and implement instruction that engages students’ interests and develops their ability to inquire, think critically, gain and share knowledge.
  • Promote reading for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. Candidates are aware of major trends in children’s and young adult literature and select reading materials in multiple formats to support reading for information, reading for pleasure, and reading for lifelong learning. Candidates use a variety of strategies to reinforce classroom reading instruction to address the diverse needs and interests of all readers.
  • Model and promote ethical, equitable access to and use of physical, digital, and virtual collections of resources.  Candidates demonstrate knowledge of a variety of information sources and services that support the needs of the diverse learning community. Candidates demonstrate the use of a variety of research strategies to generate knowledge to improve practice.  


Our Library Science and Information Services master’s degree is recognized by employers everywhere, because we’re accredited by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Librarianship
  • Practicum in School Libraries
  • Library Administration and Leadership
  • Developing and Managing Collections
  • Technology in Libraries

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students Staying in Their Home Country deadline: 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 
  • personal interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6501 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6501 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 24 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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