Admission

Master of Library and Information Studies (Online)

URI’s Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) is ideal for students looking to work, or advance their career, in library science across multiple sectors including education, government, non-profit, and corporate. A graduate degree is almost always recommended or required for library science positions, and now you can pursue your studies while working full-time through our online program. 

The MLIS Admission Committee will evaluate completed applications once all materials (unofficial transcripts, recommendations, etc.) have been submitted online.

Summer 2024 Dates

3/15APPLICATION DEADLINE
3/22APPLICATION MATERIALS DEADLINE
5/7CLASSES BEGIN

Admission Criteria

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a B average (undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or equivalent)
  • A 500-800 word statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from previous instructors or employers
  • Unofficial digital transcripts (to be uploaded to your application) and official transcripts.
  • Credit for Courses Taken Prior to Admission and/or Taken at Other Institutions: Subject to the approval of the GSLIS director and the dean of the Graduate School. Please refer to the URI Graduate Student Manual for our policy on Transfer Credits, Section 7.20.
  • Current Resume
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URI Online Student Support Center

401.874.5280
online@uri.edu

Program Director

Valerie Karno, J.D., PhD.
Associate Professor, Director
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
vkarno@uri.edu