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Master of Library and Information Studies

12 months
Duration
803 USD/credit 28908 USD/year
803 USD/credit 28908 USD/year
803 USD/credit 28908 USD/year
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About

The Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the University of Rhode Island builds knowledge and expertise in library and information services (across multiple sectors); management of information services; and information science, technology, and equity.

Overview

Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the University of Rhode Island

Graduates benefit from the experiential education and mandatory internships offered, as well as the robust alumni network our longstanding institution maintains. With the mentorship of dedicated faculty and advisors, students can tailor programs in a personalized manner to fit their needs and choose from four optional tracks in leadership, information equity, school library media, and digital media.

Taught in a flexible, asynchronous learning format, the program prepares knowledgeable, ethical, and engaged library and information leaders and professionals to serve the information needs of diverse communities. As one of the first accelerated online MLIS programs, full-time students can complete their master’s in as little as one year. Part-time students can complete in two years.

Careers

Our graduates work in public, school, and special library settings in communities throughout the United States and abroad in major cities, corporations, government and nonprofit organizations. Job titles include: 

  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • School Librarian
  • Information Specialist
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Curator
  • Metadata Specialist
  • Information Scientist 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lead, Manage & Connect Library and Information Services 
  • Collection Management
  • Searching for Answers: Meeting Users' Information Needs 
  • Organization of Information 
  • Information Science and Technology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A 500-800 word statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from previous instructors or employers
  • Unofficial digital transcripts (to be uploaded to your application) and official transcripts.
  • Credit for Courses Taken Prior to Admission and/or Taken at Other Institutions: Subject to the approval of the GSLIS director and the dean of the Graduate School.
  • Current Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 803 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 803 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    28908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 803 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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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