Library and information science: Online master's degree
Master of library and information science (MLIS)
- Program type: Master’s degree
- Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
- Delivery mode: Choose 100 percent online or with some blended courses at one of five sites
- Credit hours: 39
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, American Library Association
- Estimated program cost: $16,901.43*
*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.
Get the degree you deserve
The online master's degree in library and information science from MU will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to be an information expert in the information age. If you want to advance your career providing relevant and meaningful services to library users, this may be the degree for you.
Program structure and topics
You can complete this program entirely online or take advantage of occasional face-to-face courses at one of five locations in Missouri and Nebraska.
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.
- Columbia, Missouri
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Springfield, Missouri
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Omaha, Nebraska
Most library and information science faculty are based in Columbia, MO with faculty in St. Louis and Kansas City.
Course work covers
- Information services, systems, and technologies
- Organization of information, cataloging, and classification
- Digital libraries and media
- E-Learning information services
- Community and diversity leadership
- Management of information collections and agencies
- Archival sciences
- Digital humanities
- School librarianship
In-state tuition rates
As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.
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.