College of Communication and Information

Library & Information Science

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Program Summary

FALL 2022
Application Dates: 07/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 11/15/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Summer 2023
Application Dates: 03/15/2023
Start Dates: 05/15/2023
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $715.50

Will Buntin

Assistant Director

Library & Information Science

College of Communication and Information

School of Information Science

320 Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Lexington, KY 40506-0224

  • MLIS
Prepare to adapt to the shifting landscape of information technology systems. Join our top-rated program and become an expert in information retrieval and library science. As a student in this graduate program, you will develop the expertise to navigate information ecosystems and help others store and retrieve the information they need.

Program Summary

FALL 2022
Application Dates: 07/1/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 11/15/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Summer 2023
Application Dates: 03/15/2023
Start Dates: 05/15/2023
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $715.50

Build Your Advantage

With three start dates and asynchronous courses, this program is designed to accommodate working professionals and others who need a flexible schedule as they pursue a library science degree. The program is accredited by  American Library Association. U.S. News and World Report ranks it as a top 5 program in health information and a top 20 program in library science. As a student in this program, you will:

  • Earn a Master of Science in Library Science (M.S.L.S.).
  • Apply information search and retrieval practices in multiple contexts.
  • Acquire expertise in a subspecialty like information technology, health information, academic libraries, or school libraries.

You have the option to complete a practicum and/or study abroad as part of your degree. In addition, the program offers competitive spring break internships in Washington, D.C., at institutions like the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian Libraries. If you wish to become certified as a school librarian, you must also have a valid teaching license.

 

Imagine Your Future

Librarians

Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use.

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What our students say about our program


"Fabulous program that has prepared me well for my career as a librarian." - Jasmyne Lewis Combs, alumna and Corrections Librarian for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

"Thanks to all my professors and the classes I took at UK, I feel prepared for my new job, just as I felt prepared for my past positions." - Sarah Flood, alumna and Director of the Breckinridge County Public Library


Contact

Will Buntin

Assistant Director

Library & Information Science

College of Communication and Information

School of Information Science

320 Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Lexington, KY 40506-0224

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.