Information and Library Science

Master of Science

University at Buffalo

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Earn your master degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

This fully accredited Masters of Library Science (MS) degree enables graduates to seek professional employment in library service in the United States. Accredited by the American Library Association, the MLS degree requires 36 credit hours at a 3.00 (B) average or better.

There are 15 hours of required core courses. Concentrations are available within the MLS program. Students can prepare to be generalists or choose courses with concentrations in one or more areas: public or academic libraries, special libraries serving business, museums, law firms, etc., library media specialist, computer applications for libraries, Information storage and retrieval, media librarianship, reference services, acquisition/selection of information resources and cataloging and classification.

What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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