M.Sc. On Campus

Library Media Specialist

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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Both of the Library Media Specialist programs at The City University of New York, the Library Media Specialist Program and the Library Media Specialist for Certified Teachers, emphasize the development of knowledge and skills needed to teach information literacy to the K–12 school community.


Library Media Specialist at The City University of New York also emphasizes the development and skills needed to foster collaborative partnerships with the school’s faculty and administration, to motivate and guide students in these settings in the use of information and materials, and to evaluate and select materials that promote and support the information needs of this specialized clientele. 

What you'll study

Library Media Specialists serve the needs of students and parents for informational, educational, and recreational materials as well as the needs of teachers, administrators and other personnel seeking information and materials related to their professional responsibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artistic Expression 
  • Communication 
  • Information Retrieval 
  • Humanities 
  • Language Other Than English 
  • Written Analysis and Expression 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to this program will need to first be admitted to GSLIS via the standard application procedure.
  • Applicants will be required to present a satisfactory onsite writing sample evaluated by the LMS Program Coordinator.
  • Applicants whose undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 3.0, but who otherwise merit consideration for admission, may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 
  • A meeting with the Director of the School, the Graduate Advisor, or a member of the School’s Admissions Committee will be required before a decision on admission is made.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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