Designed for Georgia's 21st century information environment
The mission of the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program is to provide a quality publicly supported education for generalists and specialists in the library and information science fields. Its primary focus is to educate librarians for academic, public, and special libraries in Georgia.
The Program offers:
- A 39-hour non-thesis program
- Professors dedicated to distance education methods
- Flexible scheduling and Web-based instruction
- Employability within Georgia and nationwide
- Affordable tuition and fees
- Options for students who cannot leave jobs and families to return to a single campus for extended periods
The MLIS Program accepts applications for admission in Fall and Spring semesters.
- All applications are made through the VSU Graduate School.
- The deadline for Fall admissions is March 15
- The deadline for Spring admissions is October 15
The MLIS Program at Valdosta State University is fully accredited under the American Library Association Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies. Accreditation was granted in 2007. To maintain this accreditation the MLIS Program underwent a comprehensive review visit on November 10-12, 2013. The ALA Committee on Accreditation will make its decision regarding the MLIS Program’s accreditation status in late January 2014 at the ALA Midwinter meeting.
Please click here for an updated statement (April 2012) on the MLIS program's accreditation status. The systematic planning cycle for VSU's MLIS Program, submitted to the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation on March 1, 2012, is available if you click here (please note: appendices have been removed).
Links to VSU MLIS Program assessment and evaluation information are available if you click here.
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