College of Communication and Information

Library & Information Science

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Program Summary

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 11/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 03/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2021
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $693

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

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 11/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 03/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2021
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $693

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.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$59,050

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

134,800

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

8,500

new jobs (average)

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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.