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Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) - Overview


Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Blended

Number of Credit Hours - 36

Tuition per Hour - $375

Orientation Required - Yes

Application Deadline - December 1

Accreditation - American Library Association (ALA)

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree program, accredited by the American Library Association, is designed for busy and disciplined students entering the information studies professions. The MLIS program prepares the next generation of library and information professionals to manage technology, to create a vision and to articulate this vision in leadership roles.

Students who graduate from The University of Alabama's MLIS program will have knowledge of the uses, organization and management of information in socially responsible ways. In addition, they will understand the role information plays in personal, educational and organizational contexts. Students will be prepared for professional positions in information-related organizations such as libraries and information centers (academic, corporate, law, medical, public, school, and special) and agencies outside formal library settings.

The MLIS program takes advantage of the cohort model, providing students with the support of a group of peers. Coursework for this regional cohort option consists of online courses and weekend courses at the UA Gadsden Center. This convenient format provides students with the opportunity to network both with their professors and classmates.

Learn more about this UA Gadsden Center program.