College of Communication and Information

Library & Information Science

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 03/15/2019
06/15/2019
Start Dates: 05/7/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $685

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

Application Dates: 03/15/2019
06/15/2019
Start Dates: 05/7/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $685

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. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.

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Median Salary

$56,170

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

143,100

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

2,700

new jobs (average)

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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.