General Studies

M.S. in Library & Information Science (General Studies)

The field of library and information science touches countless areas from academic research to corporate enterprise, you can personalize your education that best suits your distinctive career goals. The general Master of Science in Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association and is the standard terminal professional degree for most professional positions in libraries.  Beyond the required courses and internship (see below), there is much flexibility in this degree that allows students to pursue specializations. If you are anticipating a career in a specialized area such as law, medical or business libraries, museums, scientific or technical centers, music, art, academic or special library Palmer offers a variety of courses that will fit your needs. It is feasible to construct one's course of study from required courses, a selection of electives, and an internship that correspond directly with the interests and career goals of students.  It is recommended that students getting the generalist MSLIS seek input from advising staff or faculty to ensure that a useful combination of courses and an internship are included in their study plans.

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College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean