Library and information science is a meta-discipline, spanning what are considered traditional academic research disciplines (e.g., economics, biology, history, etc.). The theories and practices in library and information science are applied across disciplines. They are varied and many. Our degree pathways will let you pursue the courses that align best with your career goals.
Library and Information Science - M.L.I.S.
The School of Information (iSchool) at Kent State University is the only American Library Association accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science in Ohio.
Our degree flexibility allows you to choose from our two concentrations or from our eight pathways to match your interests with a future career in a library and information field.
Our Featured Concentrations
Medical librarians maintain a health care system's information assets and ensure coding, documentation, metadata and information architecture is appropriate to improve and increase access to this library of relevant studies and research data for physicians, nurses, administrators and other members of the health field.
Archivists are information professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control over, and provide access to records and archives determined to have long-term value. The records maintained by an archivist can consist of a variety of analog and digital forms and documentary genres, including letters, diaries, logs, official documents, photographs and other visual materials, sound recordings and moving images.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing demand for careers in information related fields through 2032.