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2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Library & Information Science, M.L.I.S.


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(MLIS)

Students may complete the degree online or in a combination of online and face-to-face classes. All courses and degree requirements are the same regardless of the delivery format. Students do not have to specify that they will be online students when they apply.

All students take a common core of courses:

In consultation with their advisors, students will select additional elective courses to complete their degree requirements.

All MLIS students must meet the following degree requirements:

  • satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours (21 hours of core courses, and 15 hours of elective courses);
  • completion of the degree program in five years. Credit for individual courses taken more than five years before the completion of the program may, in some cases, be validated. Requirements for so doing are set in SLIS PS14.) The school will not validate courses taught by another faculty, either within or outside of the LSU System.

The MLIS is a non-thesis degree. Students must complete all core courses with a “B” or better and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all of their coursework in the program to qualify for graduation. Although not required, a thesis may be submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the MLIS degree. Maximum credit allowed for the thesis is nine credit hours.

The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

Joint Degree Program in History (MA) and the School of Library & Information Science (MLIS)


The department, in conjunction with the School of Library & Information Science, also offers a joint degree program in which a student can earn a Master of Arts degree in history and a Master of Library Science & Information degree simultaneously with the completion of 66 hours. A separate application to the School of Library & Information Science is necessary.

The basic requirements for the joint degree program are the same for the regular non-thesis MA program in the Department of History and the MLIS program in the School of Library & Information Science. The joint degree program, however, has been designed to allow the student to complete the 36 credit hours for the MA and the 36 credit hours of the MLIS by completing a total of only 66 hours.

Elective courses in the School of Library & Information Science eligible for credit for the history MA degree: Any two three-hour graduate level courses focused on history or archives management.

Elective courses in the Department of History eligible for credit for the MLIS degree: Any two three-hour graduate courses at the 7000-level in the Department of History.

 

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