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26800 USD/year
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The Master of Library and Information Science degree from 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.

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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 program with the Master of Business Administration degree. Each program makes an independent admission decision. 

The Library and Information Science major from Kent State University includes the following optional concentration

  • The Medical Librarianship optional concentration prepares students to work in medical and health sciences libraries; in the community; and as part of a health system, hospital, clinician office, academic center, government research agency or medical specialty organization. Students in the concentration intern at a medical library, which will allow them to apply their skills and knowledge, as well as to observe the typical daily activities and requirements of medical librarians.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program 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 include:

  • 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
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Health Information Resources
  • Cataloging Principles and Practices in Medical Libraries

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum 3.000 GPA requirement must submit a statement that addresses the circumstances that contributed to the GPA and preparation for success in graduate study. Applicants should include recent professional achievements that indicate an ability to perform at a higher academic level to be considered for conditional admission to the program.
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores if total GPA is below 3.0 in highest completed degree1 (effective spring 2023 admissions, the GRE will no longer be required)
  • Résumé or curriculum vita
  • Student Profile Form
  • Exception statement (addressing circumstances and readiness for graduate education
  • Application Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    26800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 USD for the full programme during 12 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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