12 months
28844 USD/year
28844 USD/year
10552 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The programs of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are designed to prepare students for professional employment and advanced study in the fields of information and library science. 


The school at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill offers graduate instruction leading to the degrees of master of science in information science (M.S.I.S.), master of science in Library Science (M.S.L.S.), professional science master's degrees (P.S.M.) in digital curation and biomedical and health informatics, post-master’s certificate (P.M.C.) in data curation, doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in information and library science, and a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) in health informatics. 

Key Features 

  • The school also offers an undergraduate major in information science (B.S.I.S.) and an undergraduate minor in information systems. 
  • Within these degree programs, students complete a core set of courses and build their own specialized program of studies on this foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Understanding Information Technology for Managing Digital Collections
  • Selected Topics
  • Professional Field Experience
  • Human Information Interactions
  • Information Resources and Services
  • Information Retrieval

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee (non-refundable $95.00)
  • Transcripts (complete, not selected courses): One unofficial transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application.
  • Current letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Community Standards Questions
  • Supplemental program information 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14422 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    28844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14422 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5276 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Chapel Hill

900 - 1400 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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