MA in Library and Information Science



The School of Information offers an American Library Association accredited degree program that includes the competencies and skills which are essential for a library and information science professional to perform at a high level of proficiency. Students complete a set of six required core courses as the foundation for the degree and can choose a path through additional electives in alignment with their professional goals and interests.

Note: If you choose the path to specialize in becoming a School Librarian / Media Specialist, please note that certification is granted by the Florida Department of Education. All candidates for Educational Media certification are required to take the Florida Teacher Certification Examination in School Media.

Students seeking a MLIS degree must complete 39 semester hours of coursework during which they must maintain an average of "B" or better and no more than two grades of "C" will be accepted.  The School of Information offers its MLIS in a fully online, asynchronous format. Some instructors may offer a optional face to face meeting for students.

USF LIS Graduate Program-level Learning Outcomes

The program-level learning outcomes provide a guide for the knowledge and skills that are taught and assessed across the LIS graduate curriculum, with the ultimate goal being that each graduate of our LIS program can demonstrate proficiency in these areas.