12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Library and Information Science program at University of Arizona focuses on information organization, digitial information, health sciences, law and culture.  Students prepare for careers in libraries, museums, archives, government and business information centers. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Below are the current concentrations offered with the Library and Information Science program at University of Arizona.  Some concentrations are offered as a graduate certificate program.

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Archival Studies (Certificate)
  • Digital Information Management (Certificate)
  • Information & Teaching for Librarians & Information Professionals (Certificate
  • Law Librarianship (Certificate)
  • Legal Information and Scholarly Communication (Certificate)
  • Medical and Community Health Information (Certificate)
  • Public Librarianship
  • Special Librarianship

School of Information

The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the how, what, where, when, and why of technology and data but how to apply that knowledge.  At the University of Arizona’s School of Information, we have faculty and students engaged in research and education around all aspects of the information sciences without regard for disciplinary boundaries. We do research in: artificial intelligence; data management and curation; computer vision; computer-mediated communication and learning; natural language processing; social networking; human computer interfaces; dark networks; computational art creation; eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth; computational music; library sciences; educational and entertainment technologies; and much more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods for Library and Information Professionals
  • Organization of Information 
  • Information Environments from Non-Dominant Perspectives 
  •  Documenting Diverse Cultures and Communities 
  • Social Justice in Information Services
  • Information Quality 
  •  Cataloging and Metadata Management 
  • Information Intermediation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended (official transcripts are not needed until applications have been recommended to the Graduate College by the School of Information)
  • Unofficial proof of English proficiency scores (international students only) - official scores will be sent directly to the university
  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae (CV) in the "Supplemental Questions" section
  • Write a 750-1000 word Statement of Purpose that outlines any library experience, knowledge or skills you have that would make you successful in the program
  • Provide email addresses and contact information for two recommenders in the ‘Letters of Recommendation’ section.  Letters of recommendation must be uploaded by the recommenders no later than the application deadline.  Letters of recommendation uploaded past the deadline will not be considered

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Online tuition $12,600 per year

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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