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Library and Information Science - M.L.I.S.

COLLEGE: College of Communication and Information

DEPARTMENT: School of Library and Information Sciences

Tel: 330-672-2782
Fax: 330-672-7965

DESCRIPTION: The Master of Library and Information Science prepares students for positions of leadership in librarianship and the information professions. The program emphasizes the preparation of students for professional service in academic, public, special and school libraries and other types of information agencies. Kent State offers the only American Library Association-accredited M.L.I.S. degree program in Ohio. An M.L.I.S. degree is the basic requirement for professional employment in most libraries and information centers.

Dual Degree with the Master of Business Administration is for managers of large libraries and information centers. Individuals in these positions need knowledge pertaining to planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Advanced education to obtain knowledge and learn skills related to these management functions enables students to take advantage of career opportunities both in library settings and other information settings, in the profit and non-profit sectors.

Official transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, GRE if GPA is below 3.0, TOEFL for international students, goal statement and biographical sketch.
The Master of Library and Information Science degree requires a minimum of 36 hours. All M.L.I.S. students must take these five core courses: Required Courses
THESIS: Students must choose between a 3-hour culminating experience (LIS 60670) or a 6-hour master’s thesis to meet degree requirements.
ACCREDITATION: American Library Association

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