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Program guidesheets are located on the Master of Library and Information Science page.

 


Future (Prospective) Students New (Incoming) Students

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Graduate Assistantships
Applications must be submitted on or before March 1 prior to the fall semester when assistantships begin. Only those applicants who have been admitted to the M.L.I.S. program by March 1 will be considered for assistantships. back to top
Course Planning
  • Course Rotations

  • Workshop Forms

    • Request for workshop credit
      Students MUST complete this form and obtain their advisor’s signature prior to registering for a workshop. Students MUST earn an “S” (Satisfactory) in a workshop in order to count the credit(s) toward the M.L.I.S.
    • Workshop/course overlap list
      Students may not earn degree credit for SLIS workshops which overlap in content with regular SLIS course offerings which they have completed. This document indicates the overlaps.

  • Program Guidesheets

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Advising Materials
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Student Handbook

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Elective Practicum

Elective Course: LIS 60692 Practicum: Below are links to the Handbook to guide you through the process of completing the Elective LIS 60692 Practicum Option, the Request Form, the practicum Site Directory and the practicum Contract.

  • Elective Practicum Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the elective practicum option (LIS 60692). Topics covered include prerequisites, the registration process, the role of the faculty advisor, writing the project proposal, deadlines, grading, how to approach research with human subjects and acceptable research products.
  • Elective Practicum Request Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their faculty practicum advisor. The faculty practicum advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60692.
  • Practicum Site Directory: This directory serves as a starting point for students looking to find a practicum site.
  • Elective Practicum Contract: This form is submitted to the faculty practicum advisor within the first 10 hours of the practicum. The student should describe the proposed schedule of practicum activities on the form.

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Culminating Experience (CE) or Thesis Requirement

As part of the M.L.I.S. program requirements, each student must complete LIS 60199 Thesis (6 credit hours) or LIS 60670 Culminating Experience (3 credit hours).


LIS 60199 Thesis

  • Thesis option: The thesis option is highly recommended for students who plan to pursue a research or a doctoral degree. A thesis is expected to be a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in the field. The Thesis Handbook (below) provides information on the thesis requirements, selection of advisor and committee members, and thesis procedures and timelines.
  • Thesis Handbook:This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the LIS Master’s Thesis (LIS 60199).

LIS 60670 Culminating Experience (CE): Paper, Project, or Internship

  • Culminating Experience Master’s Internship (K-12 Practicum): Below you'll find links to the Handbooks for the CE Master’s Internship Option (LIS 60670) for M.L.I.S. students as well as the Site Directory, the Culminating Experience Internship Option Request for Approval form, the internship contract and an E-portfolio section filled with resources and guides.
  • Handbooks: These handbooks are intended to guide students through the process of completing the CE Master’s Internship Option (LIS 60670), covering requirements, arrangement of the internship, placement with an internship site, deadlines, tips, grading and step-by-step instructions.
i) M.L.I.S. Internship Handbook: This handbook is for those students pursuing an M.L.I.S. degree and taking the CE Master’s Internship Option (LIS 60670).
ii) K-12 Student Practicum Handbook: This practicum handbook is for those students pursuing K-12 school library media licensure.
  • Internship FAQs
  • Internship Request Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their faculty internship advisor. The faculty internship advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60670–Culminating Experience. This form cannot be used for an elective practicum (LIS 60692).
  • Internship Site Directory: This directory serves as a starting point for students looking to find an internship site.
  • Internship Contract: This form is submitted to the faculty internship advisor within the first 10 hours of the internship. The student should describe the proposed schedule of internship activities on the form.  Do NOT use this form with an elective practicum (LIS 60692).
  • E-portfolio: This section includes resources and guides to free e-portfolio software. Students should use this software to document the internship activities, objectives, work log and assessment of learning experience to submit to the faculty internship advisor at the conclusion of their internship.
  • CE Master’s Research Project: At the links below you'll find the Handbook to guide you through the process of completing the CE Master’s Research Project option as well as the Culminating Experience Research Paper/Research Project Option Request for Approval form.
  • Research Project Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the CE Master’s Research Project Option (LIS 60670). Topics covered include prerequisites, the registration process, the role of the faculty advisor, writing the project proposal, deadlines, grading, how to approach research with human subjects and acceptable research products.
  • Research Project Request Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60670–Culminating Experience.
  • CE Master’s Research Paper: Below you'll find the Handbook to guide you through the process of completing the CE Master’s Research Paper Option as well as the Culminating Experience Research Paper/Research Project Option Request for Approval form.
  • Research Paper Handbook: This handbook is intended to guide students through the process of completing the CE Master’s Research Paper Option (LIS 60670). Topics covered include prerequisites, the registration process, the role of the faculty advisor, writing the paper proposal, deadlines, grading, and how to approach research with human subjects.
  • Research Paper Request Form: Students must complete this form and have it approved by their faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will then have the student registered for LIS 60670–Culminating Experience.
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