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Fast Track - M.L.I.S.

Cultural Heritage Institutions

Our students in this program learn the skills to access, preserve and store digital objects.


This program of study covers all the library school’s core competencies with a special focus on digital technologies and understanding the needs of cultural institutions.

In addition to completing the 36 credit program of study, students submit a portfolio proving that they have met the school’s core competencies. This serves as the program’s capstone experience.

The fast track program is highly structured. Here are the courses you will take.

Course Number Title of Course
SLIS 701 Introduction to Library and Information Studies
SLIS 703 Introduction to Information Sources and Services
SLIS 705 Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science
SLIS 706 Introduction to Information Technologies
SLIS 707 Information Organization and Retrieval
SLIS 719 Preservation Planning and Administration
SLIS 744 or 745 Music Libraries and Information Services or Social Science Information Services
SLIS 746 Humanities and Arts Information Services
SLIS 770 Design and Management of Databases
SLIS 775 Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources
SLIS 777 Design and Management of Digital Image Collections
SLIS 794 Internship in Library and Information Science