Library Science, Master | Part time online | Emporia State University | United States
12 months
13555 USD/year
13555 USD/year
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The goal of the Library Science MLS program offered at Emporia State University is to prepare creative problem solvers who will provide proactive client-centered services in information agencies. 


To meet this goal, the Library Science MLS program offered at Emporia State University is designed to provide the following dynamic mix of courses:

  • Core theory courses provide the foundation from which students learn the skill sets necessary for the library and information management profession.
  • Tools courses provide instruction on how to catalog and classify information, retrieve and repackage information, diagnose information needs, plan and evaluate information services, and use print and electronic information sources.
  • Applications courses amplify and extend the themes identified in the theory courses and focus on information transfer, global information infrastructure, management, and technology.
  • Elective courses are devoted to current issues in the profession and a capstone experience provides an opportunity to synthesize the educational experience in preparation for entering the field.
  • SLIM faculty teach all the required theory courses in the curriculum and most of the elective offerings. SLIM hires qualified practitioners to teach certain elective courses that match their areas of expertise. In this way, SLIM students receive a quality education experience grounded in theory and in touch with the latest and best practices in the field.
  • Since many of their classes involve working with practitioners in the field, SLIM students benefit from outstanding opportunities for professional networking. More than 3,300 alumni across the country and around the world make a great job search network.

What can you do with a degree in Library Science at Emporia State University?

  • Librarian in a public library.
  • Librarian in an academic library.
  • Librarian in a public or private school.
  • Librarian in a special library (e.g., medical librarian)
  • Employment in a publishing house
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Records Manager
  • Archivist in historical or corporate archive
  • Archivist in museum


Fully accredited by the American Library Association

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archival Arrangement and Description 
  • Preservation Strategies 
  • Information Retrieval 
  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response for Information Professionals 
  • Resources and Services for Diverse Populations 
  • Consumer Health Information 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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36 SCH



Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: dependent on academic program
  • Non-native English speakers should submit official English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test) scores. Non-native English speakers who do not submit a test score will need to take an English placement exam upon arrival to Emporia State University.
  • Emporia State University offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for students who need to improve their communication skills.
  • The duration of time to complete the Intensive English Program is based on the English Proficiency Test score as well as the student's initiative and performance in class. Students may be allowed to enroll in one or more academic courses while enrolled in the Intensive English Program depending on their placement scores.

Tuition Fee

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