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Library and Information Studies

12 months
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
551 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
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The purpose of the Library and Information Studies MLIS program offered at Old Dominion University is to prepare students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to become highly proficient librarians, media specialists, and information authorities.


Students are advised through a 30-credit-hour plan of study completed with an advisor and filed with the program director in the semester when 12th credit hour is completed. Coursework may focus on a type of library: academic, public, or special or an area of library and information work such as youth services or evaluation & assessment.

Coursework for the Library and Information Studies MLIS program offered at Old Dominion University is offered asynchronously and online with two face to face requirements: attendance at the Summer Institute held on campus in Norfolk, VA and at a professional conference. Coursework is project-based and students are expected to spend time in a library for most courses. All students complete an internship.

Program Highlights

What makes Library and Information Studies at ODU unique?

  • Equips students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions they will need for careers in a complex information and technology-based society. 
  • Engages students with their communities by providing project-based learning and internships in real-world settings. 
  • Focuses on the preparation of culturally responsive librarians who can provide resources and services for increasingly diverse communities for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. 
  • Connects students to library and information professions. 
  • Old Dominion University has been granted candidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Candidacy status is an indication that Old Dominion University has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Candidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Libraries and Information
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • Knowledge Resources: Planning, Selecting & Managing Collections
  • Knowledge Organization and Access
  • Production of Instructional Materials
  • Online Resources for Teaching

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants may hold a bachelor's degree in any field. Applicants to the School Library Concentration must have a teaching license. Students interested in school library licensure who do not have a teaching license may be advised into additional coursework and testing.
  • A 500-word essay addressing how this degree will forward your pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • Application to Graduate School.
  • Current Resume.
  • If the applicant's primary language is not English, submit a current score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) that meets the University's current standard.
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University. transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification.
  • Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 551 USD per credit during 12 months.


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