Library and Information Science

Master of Arts

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 37
Cost Per Credit: $900
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College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Library and Information Science (MA LIS) covers various disciplines, ethics, and values of library and information science augmented by an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and information.

Depending on your career interests, you can concentrate your coursework in areas such as: 

  • archival studies
  • academic, public, special, and law librarianship
  • digital information management
  • legal information and scholarly communication
  • medical and community health information

Our curriculum reflects the diversity of library and information environments. It touches the areas students will eventually work and the populations they will serve.

The MA LIS is a 37-unit degree program accredited by the American Library Association.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Courses

The curriculum for this program includes:

LIS 504: Foundations of Library and Information Services
LIS 506: Research Methods for Library Information Professionals
LIS 515: Organization and Information
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