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 Master of Library Science

Information literacy, metadata management, and other modern challenges are the focus of what we study as experts in library science and data technology.

Now you can expand your skills without putting your life on hold, by earning your Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree online through at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Graduates join a community of highly regarded professionals who provide creative, data-driven ideas that empower library patrons, corporations, civic groups, and our communities.

IUPUI’s Department of Library and Information Science is 100% online and specializes in fostering collaborative learning from a distance. We create an environment that allows you to work from home or wherever you need to be.

Our Master of Library Science, the entry degree for a professional librarian, is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA-MLS). Universally required for professionals in academic libraries, the MLS is essential for leadership in public libraries and provides valuable management skills.

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

Foundations (15 cr.)

Choose one of the following courses.

Choose one of the following courses.

Specialization Electives (21 cr.)

Choose 21 credits of electives of your choice.

This specialization may include up to 3 credit hours of internships, up to 6 credit hours of LIS workshops and up to 6 credits (with advisor approval) of SoIC coursework from other departments (INFO, NEWM prefixes), and up to 9 hours from ILS in Bloomington (ILS-Z courses).

Last updated: 04/23/2018