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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, American Library Association
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 39
  • Estimated program cost: $18,074.55*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online e-learning information professionals MLIS degree can help you

As the need for online education grows, e-learning information professionals are in high demand. E-learning information professionals are the link between the library and people who use library materials online, either in formal or informal educational environments. The online master’s program prepares students to aid instructors in information provision and be advocates for the library and for informational materials that enhance the learning experience.

Career prospects

6%
Employment growth1
70%
Library jobs requiring a master’s degree2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition, Librarians

2 National Center for O*NET Development. 25-4021.00. O*NET OnLine

Jobs for e-learning information professionals MLIS graduates may include

  • Online learning librarian
  • E-Learning librarian
  • E-Learning and instructional technology librarian
  • Reference/web services librarian
  • Electronic services librarian
  • Research analyst librarian
  • Access services librarian
  • Assistant director for public services
  • Library development coordinator
  • Reference instruction librarian

Program structure and topics

You can complete this program entirely online. Occasional face-to-face courses and events may be offered. Most library and information science faculty are based in Columbia, MO with faculty in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Courses are semester-based, though some courses are in an eight-week format. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in three to four years. Students who attend full-time typically finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Social computing & learning
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Project management
  • Instructional systems design
  • Designing online learning

Meet our faculty

Jenny Bossaller, PhD

Associate Professor, Library and Information Science Program Chair

Areas of expertise:

  • Public library & social equity
  • Library history
  • Adults’ reading interests

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.