Library & Information Science
Why Study Library and Information Science at Kent State University?
- Join one of the largest professional library and information science programs in North America, with more than 400 graduate students in our program available only online.
- Graduate from a school that is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's top 20 graduate schools in the field.
- Earn your degree from the only American Library Association accredited master's degree program (M.L.I.S.) in the state of Ohio, and choose from a wide variety of focus areas within the degree, such as archival studies, cataloging and metadata, digital libraries, museum studies, user experience librarianship, and youth engagement.
- Learn from the best — our nationally and internationally renowned faculty have an excellent record in scholarship, research and grantsmanship.
- Join the ranks of our successful alumni, most of whom find employment in the field within six months to a year of graduation. Read more about our alumni and how they're helping transform the global information environment.
Explore our areas of expertise and career pathways to chart your course through our innovative MLIS curriculum. We currently feature seven cluster areas and nineteen associated pathways, including:
About Kent State University
- Northeast Ohio college students choose Kent State more than any other university;
- Ranked one of the top-tier Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report; Programs, schools and colleges ranked among the world's best;
- Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching among the nation's top 74 public high-research universities;
- Generated $1.96 billion in added income to the Northeast Ohio economy;
- More than 200,000 graduates worldwide;
- Celebrating more than 100 years of service to higher education.