If you’re looking for a career in a library or information center, the M.L.I.S. may be the perfect choice. Plus, it is fully online, except for internships and school library in-person practicums.
This program, fully accredited by the American Library Association, offers high-quality professional education, research and internship opportunities, and interaction with emerging technology to enhance library and information services. You'll leave USC well-equipped with research skills and a core foundation of best practices.
Study at a school ranked in the Top 20 of all American Library Association-accredited schools (U.S. News & World Report).
An Expert Faculty
Learn from faculty members who combine distinguished academic careers with extensive professional experience.
You will complete one or two internships, depending on previous certifications.
What You’ll Study
You will take a core of six classes on basic library and information science principles, fulfill a technology competency requirement and select at least six more courses tailored to your interests. You'll also build an electronic portfolio including a resume, vision statement and work samples that highlight your expertise.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations
Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Information Specialist
- Data Analyst
- Information Science