The MLIS program educates students in the knowledge, skills, habits of thought and inquiry, and ethics of the library and information professions and prepares leaders for the state, national, and global information society.
The fully American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) program is a professional degree that provides students with a comprehensive foundation in both research and practice. Our focus on excellence and the core values of diversity and inclusiveness, innovation and creativity, ethical action, civility and collegiality, and openness and accountability make an MLIS from the iSchool unique.
The MLIS degree at Maryland's iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities to work with government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and a range of world-renowned libraries, museums, and archives. The iSchool is a leader in the field of library and information science education, offering prominent programs of study in Archives and Digital Curation and School Libraries; while also advancing LIS education by developing unique programs in Youth Experience, Diversity and Inclusion.
The combination of responsive coursework, innovative programs, a faculty of noted scholars and professional leaders, and opportunities available only within this region makes an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland an excellent starting point for your career. Students who earn their MLIS from Maryland’s iSchool can expect:
- A 9:1 student-instructor faculty ratio where students can work closely with dedicated faculty at the top of their field
- A 90% employment rate within one year of graduation
- Opportunities for positions in such institutions as the National Archives & Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, and countless public, academic, and special libraries
Admission to the iSchool MLIS program requires the following:
- A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution with at least a 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale):
- For international students, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher;
- Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work.
Additional admission requirements and information can be found on the MLIS Admissions webpage.
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Last updated January 21, 2018