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Library and Information Science

Kent State University

12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
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The Master of Library and Information Science degree offered at the Kent State University  prepares students for professional positions in public, academic, special and school libraries; archives; museums; and other types of information agencies, organizations and companies.


Many M.L.I.S. graduates go on to positions in other areas of the information field besides libraries  in research, for example, or publishing, information management, competitive business intelligence and more. An accredited M.L.I.S. degree is the basic requirement for professional employment in most libraries and information centers.

Students can concurrently pursue a dual degree option with the Master of Business Administration degree. Each program makes an independent admission decision. For further information about the dual degree program, see the specific program section in this catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Library and Information Science program from the Kent State University will be able to:

  • Apply the field's foundational theories, principles, values, ethics and skills to everyday practice.
  • Critique and synthesize research and identify appropriate research methodologies to solve problems in the field.
  • Analyze and engage in the changing cultural, educational and social roles and responsibilities of librarians/information professionals and the environments they work in within the global society.
  • Evaluate systems and technologies relevant to a particular information context.
  • Identify needs and connect individuals and communities with information that engages and empowers them.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Information Landscape
  • Information Organization
  • People In The Information Ecology
  • Information Institutions And Professions
  • Research And Assessment In Library And Information Science
  • Master's Portfolio In Library And Information Science

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.


37 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores if total GPA is below 3.0 in highest completed degree1
  • Résumé or curriculum vita
  • Goal statement
  • Exception statement (addressing circumstances and readiness for graduate education
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    21952 USD/year
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  • National

    21952 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11766 USD per year during 12 months.


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