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The Department of Information Science offers an ALA-accredited Master of Science degree in Library Science. The program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1965. The degree is offered:
Each student works with a faculty advisor to create an individualized program reflecting the student’s career goals. The concentrations are intended to prepare graduates to succeed in a wide range of positions and information settings in both private and public organizations.
Current Concentrations are:
The master's program prepares information professionals for work in a variety of roles and application settings, including various information agencies and all types of libraries. In addition, the program prepares at a master's level, individuals who wish to pursue study in the theoretical development of information science.
To provide this education, the program rests on a broad conceptual framework that is covered in the core courses, and the program is elaborated in courses that educate information professionals for a number of different client settings. The unique nature of this program, and what sets it apart from other programs in the university that may deal in some way with the topic of information, is the approach to the study of information, its behavior, and its use from the point of view of the user.
Students earning this degree will be prepared for a wide range of careers, such as: