60 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University is the only ALA-accredited program in Louisiana, and has been continuously accredited since 1931.


About the Program

  • The Master of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University program is 100% asynchronous online with no on-campus requirements.
  • Students are admitted for the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • GRE scores are waived for applicants who meet the requirements for unconditional admission.
  • In-state tuition is also available to residents of the Academic Common Market states of Arkansas, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Students may complete the program part-time or full-time.
  • All core courses and more than 80% of elective courses are taught by full-time faculty.
  • Student are not required to select a specialization area, but those who elect to do so can choose from nine career-specific specializations ranging from academic, public or school libraries to archival studies to digital content management.
  • Students may also choose to earn a Dual Degree with one of our Graduate Certificates, a master's degree in History, or another approved academic discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information and Society
  • Management of Information Organizations
  • Information Technologies and Systems
  • Understanding Research
  • Organization of Information
  • Information Needs and Information Seeking

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

All students must apply through and be admitted by the Graduate School. All application materials must be received by the application deadlines. In addition to materials required by the Graduate School, the following materials are required for all students applying to SLIS:

A resume that includes all undergraduate and graduate education (regardless of whether a degree was earned), continuing education, and relevant employment and volunteer experience.

A Statement of Purpose of at least 1000 words that answers these three questions:

  • Why do you want to earn the degree?
  • What are your career goals and objective?
  • How will the degree help you to achieve these goals? 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 60 months.


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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