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Masters Program Re-Accredited To 2021


The School of Information's Master of Science in Information Studies program received notice of re-accreditation from the American Library Association. The decision was based on the Program Presentation, the External Review Panel Report, all of the reports the program submitted since the last comprehensive review, and the the June 28th meeting with the dean and chair of the ERP. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2021.

The vast majority of employers require an ALA-accredited master's degree for professional positions in the field of library and information science; therefore, graduating from an ALA-accredited program enhances your career mobility and provides greater flexibility in the types of jobs for which you qualify. In addition, some states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.

ALA-accredited master's programs can be found at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. These programs offer degrees with names such as Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Arts, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), and Master of Science.

ALA accreditation indicates that the program has undergone an external review and meets the ALA Committee on Accreditation's Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies. These standards evaluate a program's mission, goals, and objectives; their curriculum, faculty, and students; their administration and financial support; and their physical resources and facilities.