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
Electives (18 cr.)
M.L.S. electives must be ILS courses. Choose among:
- Any 500- or 600-level ILS course
- Internship(s) for Z605 credit
(2–3 cr.). You can do an internship for Z605 credit after you complete 18 ILS
graduate credit hours. An approval form is required. Students in some dual
degree programs can be approved (or may be required) to take two
- ILS workshops (often 1.5 cr.), offered via Z603. These workshops focus on
practical, professional skills. You can count up to 6 credits of Z603 toward
- ILS topics courses on professional issues, offered via Z604 and Z629
- Z601 Directed Readings (1–6
cr.) or Z602 Directed Research
(1–3 cr.). Each is a one-on-one course with a faculty member and requires a
course approval form.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for
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.