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SLIM Master of Library Science Curriculum

General Curriculum

Approved 10/10/2017

Course Descriptions

Required Core Courses (22 Hours)

  • LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science (3 hours)
  • LI802 Information-Seeking Behavior and Reference Services (3 hours)
  • LI804 Organization of Information (3 hours)
  • LI805 Management in Information Organizations (3 hours)
  • LI810 Research in Library and Information Science (3 hours)
  • LI855 Collection Development (3 hours)
  • LI880 Capstone Course: Assessing the MLS Experience (1 hour)

Technology Requirement- select one

  • LI815 Information Technology (3 hours)
  • LI843 Web Design and Development (3 hours)
  • LI844 Database Design (3 hours)
  • Or another approved technology course (3 hours)

Elective Course Credit Hours (14 Hours)

To complete their MLS degree, students are required to enroll in 14 elective credit hours from the SLIM MLS catalog. A 9 credit hour concentration would apply towards the 14 credit hours of electives.

TOTAL HOURS FOR MLS DEGREE: 36 hours


Concentrations

Students may choose to earn a concentration within the MLS degree. If opting to earn a concentration, students must complete 9 credit hours of prescribed coursework. A 9 credit hour concentration would apply towards the 14 credit hours of electives required for the MLS degree. To view required courses for specific concentrations, visit the links below.