School of Library & Information Science

The iSchool at Kent State University has evolved over its 60+ year history to serve the ever-changing needs of information professionals and the organizations that seek to employ them. As early as 1946, Kent State University began offering undergraduate courses in library and information science. Today the iSchool offers two master's degrees entirely online, participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, boasts a faculty of world-renowned researchers and is the largest graduate program at the University.
Largest Master's program at Kent State
Top 20
Library and Information Studies programs by U.S. News & World Report
Committed to helping our students succeed
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Request Information

Have you looked around the site but can't find the answer to your questions? Do you want to speak with someone but aren't sure whom to contact? Please don't hesitate to contact the School at 330-672-2782 or  We'll do our best to find the answers or direct you to someone who can.

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Schedule a Visit

The School of Library and Information Science invites prospective students, researchers, community members and partners to schedule a visit to our location on the third floor of the University Library at the Kent Campus of Kent State University or in Columbus, Ohio, at the State Library of Ohio. 

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The admissions process is your chance to put your best foot forward. Each item in the application is important in its own right, but is reviewed holistically to determine the admissions decision.

Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D.

SLIS Annual Report 2015

So much exciting news has recently been pouring out of Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science that we decided it was time to tell you about it. We plan to print an annual report like this once a year, but will keep you informed throughout the year with a new e-newslett•er.