Master Online

Library Science (Archives Studies)

Emporia State University

12 months
13555 USD/year
13555 USD/year
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Students enrolled in this Library Science (Archives Studies) MLS program offered by Emporia State University learn the basics of archives studies including archives philosophy and ethics, principles of archival organization and development, and techniques of preservation and storage.


Program Goal

The goal of the online Library Science (Archives Studies) 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 curriculum 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 of 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Library and Information Science
  • Information-Seeking Behavior and Reference Services 
  • Organization of Information
  • Management in Information Organizations 
  • Research in Library and Information Science 
  • Collection Development and Management 
  • Archives
  • Archival Arrangement and Description 
  • Preservation Strategies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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36 SCH



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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges/universities attended. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for full admission. Applicants with a GPA under 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Objectives: A statement of objectives focuses on how your experiences have shaped your professional and academic goals. You may choose to discuss why you hope to enter a master of library science program, what your current career objectives are, and what you hope to take away from your relationship with Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management. 
  • Advising Interview: An advising interview, has been designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your interest in SLIM’s MLS program as well as your own professional preparation and experiences, your professional promise, and your academic aptitude. 

Tuition Fee

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    13555 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13555 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13555 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13555 USD per year during 12 months.


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