What degrees are offered?
The LIS Department at UNCG offers the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree. It is a 36 credit hour program and students may choose to specialize in a particular information organization. For questions about licensure to work in schools, please see the MLIS: School Library and Instructional Technology Licensure.
Can I get my degree online?
Yes, you can, however, many of our courses require attendance at synchronous webinar delivered classes.
How do I apply to the MLIS program?
What is the Visions program?
Visions is a program offered to any student with a valid bachelor’s degree who may want to take courses for personal enrichment, professional development, or to sample the MLIS program. Up to 9 hours can be applied upon admission except for licensure only programs (only 3 may be used).
How do I get financial aid?
The Department of Library and Information Studies has a few Graduate Assistantships in the department available each fall that may be renewed through a second year. There are also several scholarships offered by the LIS Department. See Financial Support for more information.
How does Advising work?
Students are assigned an adviser who works with them to create a meaningful program of study to reach their goals. Every semester, students review their plan with their adviser and then registers for selected courses using an individual advising code. A three-year plan of courses is available here. For more information on this topic, see the Advising Bulletin.
How do I contact a professor in the department?
Email is the best way to contact most professors. Email and contact information can be found in the People section.
Where can I find LIS and Graduate School forms?
To find various forms that you may need for admission or throughout the LIS program, visit the Student Forms page.