Library & Information Science Admissions

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Congratulations on making the decision to pursue or advance your career in library and information science! 

You've chosen a great program that will offer you the most current, relevant instruction in this evolving field, from faculty who receive international acclaim for their scholarship as well as accolades for outstanding teaching. 

The links below will guide you to the information you need to successfully complete your application and get started on this exciting endeavor. If you have questions at any time, please contact us at slisinfo@kent.edu or 330-672-2782.

Note: In order to be compliant with federal and state laws related to online education and consumer protection, Kent State University may not be able offer online programs to students residing in certain states. In addition, some state laws may impose limitations that could affect a program of study, including inability to offer on-ground internships. Since this compliance undergoes continuous updates, non-Ohio residents interested in pursuing any School of Library and Information Science programs are advised to consult official Kent State information on state authorization before applying to this program. 

 

Master of Library & Information Science Admissions

Applications to the Master of Library and Information Science program are reviewed as they come in. All application materials, including test scores, should be received by the deadline so you have the best chance to register for open seats in the core classes. 

Master of Library & Information Science / Master of Business Administration Admissions 

Students interested in this dual degree option must apply separately and be accepted by both the School of Library and Information Science and the College of Business Administration.

Master of Library & Information Science / Master of Education Admissions

Applicants are required to submit any and all documents required by each department. Each program makes an independent admission decision based on their admission policies and procedures. 

Master of Library & Information Science / Master of Science Admissions

Students interested in earning these two degrees must submit separate applications to each program, the M.L.I.S. and M.S.

Combined Bachelor's / Master's Admissions

Details of the admissions process for students interested in the Combined Bachelor's / Master's degree option can be found in the graduate catalog.

Ph.D. in Communication & Information Admissions

All materials are due by Feb. 1 for students wishing to begin the program the following fall semester.

K-12 School Library Media Licensure-only Admissions

Applicants to the School Library Media Licensure program are required to submit the same supplemental documents as those applying to the Master of Library and Information Science program and are reviewed according to the same admission standards.

Advanced Study in Library and Information Science (Post-Master’s) - Graduate Certificate Admissions

Admission to this program requires a master's degree in library and information science, information science or related field, along with at least two years of professional experience since receiving the master's. 

Continuing Study Courses and Workshops Admissions

If you have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent from an accredited institution), you may apply as a guest student or non-degree student to take individual courses in SLIS. Students and non-students may apply to take workshops.