Specialist Program Criteria

A student holding a master’s degree in library and/or information science from an accredited university may apply for admission to the Specialist Degree Program. Application deadlines are the same as for the M.L.S. and M.I.S. degree programs. Additional criteria for admission include the following:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) in previous graduate course work.
  • A minimum of two years’ successful experience in a library, media, or information professional position following award of the master’s degree. (This requirement may be waived when it is deemed advantageous to the student and acceptable to the school for the student to enter the specialist program directly from the master’s level of study.)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A description of the applicant’s area of interest and career plan.

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