Master of Library and Information Science Curriculum | School of Information | Kent State University

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Curriculum Revisions, 2018

Core Curriculum (15 credit hours)

The core curriculum below goes into effect in Fall 2016. Please see instructions above to determine if this applies to you.

Core courses are offered every fall and spring semester, and as needed during summer sessions.

  • LIS 60010 The Information Landscape (3 credits)
  • LIS 60020 Information Organization (3 credits)
    • Or LIS 60624 Cataloging for School Libraries (3 credits -- for K-12 students)
  • LIS 60030 People in the Information Ecology (3 credits)
  • LIS 60040 Information Institutions and Professions (3 credits)
    • Or LIS 60607 School Library Management (3 credits -- for K-12 students)
  • LIS 60050 Research and Assessment in Library and Information Science (3 credits)

Electives (21 credit hours)

Final Requirement (1 or 7 credits)

  • LIS 60280 Master’s Portfolio in Library and Information Science (1 credit; required of all M.L.I.S. students)

Thesis option (minimum 6 credit hours):

Students who are considering furthering their education beyond the M.L.I.S. and those who wish to pursue more research may choose to pursue the Thesis (LIS 60199). 

Note: Students in the K-12 school library media specialization will take LIS 60792 Culminating Practicum in K-12 Libraries.