Library and Information Studies (LIS)


Why Get Your MLIS?

  • Earn more than $40,000 a year in professional positions.
  • Serving communities and people in a dynamic environment.
  • The degree is mobile in that it is recognized nationwide.
  • 94% of Recent Alumni Employed

Why Choose UNCG?

  • Face-to-Face and Online Learning
  • Customizable program within a 36 credit hour framework.
  • Social events around North Carolina.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni across the state and the country.

Things To Consider

  • This short video featuring Dr. Nora Bird, Director of Graduate Studies, and alumna Emmie Porter-Fyke provides some insight into the MLIS program.
  • Attend an online Information Session: learn more here.

Application Procedures

What follows is a list of items you must submit in order for your application to the Graduate School and the LIS Department to be complete. For general information from the Graduate School, click here.

To be submitted to the Graduate School through the ApplyYourself system:

  1. A completed application (see for more information and a link to the application).
  2. Three reference names and contact information.
  3. One official copy of all transcripts.
  4. GRE Scores or Miller Analogies Test Scores
  5. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is optional for programs (online and face-to-face) leading to the Masters Library and Information Studies (MLIS) if an applicant has an undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 (on a four-point scale). The tests are waived for students holding an earned graduate degree.
  6. Personal Statement
    Please include in your application a brief personal statement indicating why you have decided to enter the library profession, your professional goals, and why you have chosen this program.
  7. Resume
    Please include a professional resume in your application packet.
  8. For more information about the application process, please contact:
    The Graduate School
    UNCG 241 Mossman Building
    1202 Spring Garden Street
    Greensboro, NC 27412

For more information about the programs, please contact Dr. Nora Bird, Director of Graduate Study, at

Application Deadlines:

  • For Fall: May 15th
  • For Spring: October 30th
  • For Summer: March 31st

Financial Aid and Assistantships:

See Financial Support.