Library & Information Studies, Master of Library & Information Studies

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 36

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M650

Required Courses

  • Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in each required course or repeat the course.

Thesis Option

Required Courses
LIS 5023Management of Information and Knowledge Organizations3
LIS 5033Information and Knowledge Society3
LIS 5043Organization of Information and Knowledge Resources3
LIS 5053Information Users in the Knowledge Society3
LIS 5063Information and Communication Technology3
LIS 5713Research and Evaluation Methods3
Thesis
LIS 5980Research for Master's Thesis2-6
Electives
Choose 12-16 hours as determined by the School of Library and Information Studies12-16
Total Credit Hours36

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
LIS 5023Management of Information and Knowledge Organizations3
LIS 5033Information and Knowledge Society3
LIS 5043Organization of Information and Knowledge Resources3
LIS 5053Information Users in the Knowledge Society3
LIS 5063Information and Communication Technology3
LIS 5713Research and Evaluation Methods3
Electives
Choose 18 hours as determined by the School of Library and Information Studies18
Total Credit Hours36

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.