MLS Library Science
SLIM (The School of Library and Information Management) offers a 36-credit-hour Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, fully accredited by the American Library Association. MLS courses are designed to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students and taught in six locations: Denver, Emporia, Orem, Overland Park, Portland, and Salt Lake City. SLIM also offers an online 18-credit-hour Archives Studies certificate and a School Library Media Specialist program. MLS students go through classes as a cohort, which optimizes the academic support system and provides a professional network that includes 112 years of SLIM alumni. All required MLS courses are taught face-to-face in two weekend-intensive classes supplemented by online Canvas instruction. Admissions requirements include a BA or BS degree, all official undergraduate transcripts, and an admissions interview. For more information about the SLIM program, faculty, curriculum, and application process please go to: www.emporia.edu/slimRequest More Information
What can you do with a degree in Library Science?
- Librarian in a public library.
- Librarian in an academic library.
- Librarian in a public or private school.
- Librarian in a special library (e.g., medical librarian)
- Employment in a publishing house
- Knowledge Management Specialist
- Records Manager
- Archivist in historical or corporate archive
- Archivist in museum
- Archives Studies
- Leadership and Administration
- Youth Service
- Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA)
- Special Libraries Association (SLA)
- Beta Phi Mu
Requirements and Courses
- 22 hours of required courses
- 14 hours of electives from the SLIM MLS course catalog
- Total hours for MLS degree: 36
- Graduate assistantships available to support online and face-to-face classes and research with faculty members.
- A graduate assistantship at the ESU Newman Division of Nursing Library for students interested in medical librarianship.
- Graduate assistantships available for administrative work in the SLIM Office.
- Minimum stipend approximately $7,344 for fall/spring semesters.
- Must work 20 hrs. per week.
- Tuition waiver is limited to a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours each semester. (must pay fees).
- Subsidized graduate assistant health insurance available.
- Must apply at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/graduateassistants/graduate-assistant-application.html