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Pre–Fall 2013 Requirements

If you began the M.L.S. before fall 2013, you have different requirements.
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The M.L.S. requires 36 credit hours of coursework and a digital literacy requirement.

You can also expand your expertise and career possibilities with a dual degree or specialization.

M.L.S. Foundation Requirements (18 cr.)

Complete one course from each of the foundation areas below.

Approach professional issues with understanding (3 cr.)
Assist and educate users, and develop and manage collections of information resources (3 cr.)
Represent and organize information resources (3 cr.)
Manage and lead libraries and other information organizations (3 cr.)
Use research effectively (3 cr.)
Deploy information technologies in effective and innovative ways (3 cr.): Courses in this list that are also M.I.S. requirements can count for both requirements.

Electives (18 cr.)

M.L.S. electives must be ILS courses. Choose among:

Grade Requirement

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for graduation.

Courses in which you receive a grade lower than C (2.0) will not count toward requirements for any ILS degree. An elective course in which an unacceptable grade is earned either must be repeated or another course must be taken in its place. Repeating a course in which you received an unacceptable grade or taking another in its place does not remove the credit points for that course from your cumulative GPA. All grades received in ILS courses will be counted in the ILS and IU GPA.