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Library Science, Master

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About

Founded in 1939, the vision of the School of Library and Information Sciences is to promote access to information for all humanity.  SLIS fulfills this vision through its mission to prepare professionals to become leaders who can advance the library and information sciences in a diverse and global society.

SLIS is accredited by the American Library Association Committee (ALA) on Accreditation and was reaccredited in January 2017.  With this accreditation, the SLIS program meets the Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies.  Graduates from the SLIS program have highly successful careers in fields that center on the leveraging information and computer-based technologies to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, governments, and civil society.  For students pursuing professional careers in libraries, the ALA affirms that “graduating from an ALA-accredited program provides flexibility in the types of libraries and jobs you can apply for and enhances career mobility.  Many employers require an ALA-accredited master’s degree for professional level positions, and some states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Systems Analysis 
  • Administration of the School Media Center 
  • The Special Library/Information System 
  • The Academic Library 
  • The Public Library 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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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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).

General Requirements

Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last sixty (60) credit hours of study at the undergraduate level.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2211 USD/credit
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  • National

    2211 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    592 USD/credit
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Living costs for Durham

  • 990 - 1670 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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