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  • Student report 345
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  • Master of Science (MS) 1,630
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Stanford school or department

  • School of Education 5,644
  • Department of Electrical Engineering 4,855
  • Department of Chemistry 2,525
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering 2,200
  • Graduate School of Business 1,897
  • Department of Physics 1,721
  • Department of History 1,553
  • Department of English 1,429
  • Department of Economics 1,377
  • Department of Psychology 1,307
  • Department of Music 1,243
  • Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1,184
  • Computer Science Department 1,177
  • Committee on Graduate Studies 1,118
  • Department of Political Science 1,031
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  • Department of Mathematics 886
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  • At the Library 128,341
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  • Alonso, Juan José, 1968- 123
  • Fan, Shanhui, 1972- 120
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  • Waymouth, Robert M. 118
  • Boxer, Steven G. (Steven George), 1947- 116
  • Kovscek, Anthony R. (Anthony Robert) 115
  • Pauly, John (John M.) 113
  • Salleo, Alberto 112
  • Solomon, Edward I. 112

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  • 000s - Computer Science, Knowledge & Systems 65
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  • 900s - History & Geography 21
  • 910s - Geography & Travel 130
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  • 930s - History of Ancient World to ca. 499 57
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  • 960s - History of Africa 14
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  • Federal 2,725
  • A - General Works 5
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  • B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion 1,894
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  • DS - Asia (History) 1,292
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  • DU - Oceania (South Seas) (History) 39
  • DX - Romanies (Gypsies) (History) 9
  • E - America, United States (General History) 876
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  • G - Geography, Atlases, Globes, Maps 97
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  • GN - Anthropology 376
  • GR - Folklore 92
  • GT - Manners & Customs 79
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  • H - Social Sciences (General) 236
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  • HB - Economic Theory, Demography 449
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  • HD - Industries, Land use, Labor 2,531
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  • M - Music 85
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  • PL - Languages & Literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania 653
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  • PN - Literature (General) & Journalism 1,281
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  • PR - English Literature 1,153
  • PS - American & Canadian Literatures 523
  • PT - German & Germanic Literatures 2,536
  • Q - Science (General) 140
  • QA - Mathematics 1,229
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1. «Ô Dieu, jusques à quand?» : le traumatisme des guerres de religion dans la tragédie française de 1562 à 1610 [2023]

  • Zahra, Inès, author.
  • Bruxelles : Peter Lang, [2023]
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Online 2. A Living, Controllable Device:The Political Police and Informant Network in Socialist Hungary, 1956-1989 [2023]

  • Kisiday, Matyas (Author)
  • May 23, 2023; [ca. September 2022 - May 2023]; May 8, 2023

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  • Di Perna, Maximus (Author)
  • May 16, 2023; May 14, 2023

Online 4. A Precinct-Level Analysis of Latino Voting Behavior During The 2016 And 2020 Presidential Elections [2023]

  • Argueta, Allison (Author)
  • June 12, 2023; June 2023

Online 5. A Predictive Model of Human Transcriptional Activators and Repressors [2023]

  • Liongson, Ivan (Author)
  • May 4, 2023

Online 6. A Proposed Framework of Manifesting 3D Forms from 2D Architectural AI Outputs [2023]

  • Wang, Kelsey (Author)
  • June 24, 2023; June 8, 2023

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This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Library and Information Science, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

Recreational nastiness or playful mischief? Contrasting perspectives on internet trolling between news media and avid internet users , Yimin Chen

Discourse, Power Dynamics, and Risk Amplification in Disaster Risk Management in Canada , Martins Oluwole Olu-Omotayo

Folk Theories, Recommender Systems, and Human-Centered Explainable Artificial Intelligence (HCXAI) , Michael Ridley

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Exploiting Semantic Similarity Between Citation Contexts For Direct Citation Weighting And Residual Citation , Toluwase Victor Asubiaro

The Use of Intimate Partner Violence Websites: Website Awareness, Visibility, Information Quality, Perceived Usefulness, and Frequency of Use , Sze Hang Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

The General Artificial Intellect , Ramon S. Diab

The Public Library as Past Become Space , Greg Nightingale

Making Sense of Online Public Health Debates with Visual Analytics Systems , Anton Ninkov

Information, Employment, and Settlement of Immigrants: Exploring the Role of Information Behaviour in the Settlement of Bangladesh Immigrants in Canada , Nafiz Zaman Shuva

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Accessibility And Academic Libraries: A Comparative Case Study , Claire Burrows

The Information Practices of New Kadampa Buddhists: From "Dharma of Scripture" to "Dharma of Insight" , Roger Chabot

Narratives of Sexuality in the Lives of Young Women Readers , Davin L. Helkenberg

Strategic and Subversive: The Case of the Disappearing Diaphragm and Women’s Information Practices , Sherilyn M. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Informing care: Mapping the social organization of families’ information work in an aging in place climate , Nicole K. Dalmer

A Study of Six Nations Public Library: Rights and Access to Information , Alison Frayne

Information Freedoms and the Case for Anonymous Community , Rachel Melis

Academic Librarians and the Space/Time of Information Literacy, the Neoliberal University, and the Global Knowledge Economy , Karen P. Nicholson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Expertise, Mediation, and Technological Surrogacy: A Mixed Method Critical Analysis of a Point of Care Evidence Resource , Selinda Adelle Berg

The E-Writing Experiences of Literary Authors , Kathleen Schreurs

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Understanding Collaborative Sensemaking for System Design — An Investigation of Musicians' Practice , Nadia Conroy

Laying the Foundation for Copyright Policy and Practice in Canadian Universities , Lisa Di Valentino

Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating the Knowledge Translation Practices of Researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes in Nigeria , Isioma N. Elueze

Different Approaches for Different Folks , Alexandre Fortier

Creating Context from Curiosity: The Role of Serendipity in the Research Process of Historians in Physical and Digital Environments , Kim Martin

Alternate Academy: Investigating the Use of Open Educational Resources by Students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria , Daniel Onaifo

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Contentious information: Accounts of knowledge production, circulation and consumption in transitional Egypt , Ahmad Kamal

Multilingual Information Access: Practices and Perceptions of Bi/multilingual Academic Users , Peggy I. Nzomo

Words to Live By: How Experience Shapes our Information World at Work, Play and in Everyday Life , Angela Pollak

Watching Storytelling: Visual Information in Oral Narratives , James Ripley

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa: Investigating Information Access and Use of Information and Communication Technologies by Women-Owned Enterprises in Zambia , Daniel Mumba

Young adults reflect on the experience of reading comics in contemporary society: Overcoming the commonplace and recognizing complexity , Lucia Cederia Serantes

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Space, Power and the Public Library: A Multicase Examination of the Public Library as Organization Space , Matthew R. Griffis

Knowledge Organization Practices in Everyday Life: Divergent Constructions of Healthy Eating , Jill R. McTavish

Semantics-based Automated Quality Assessment of Depression Treatment Web Documents , Yanjun Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Making Sense of Document Collections with Map-Based Visualizations , Olga Buchel

A Critical Historical Analysis of the Public Performance Right , Louis J. D'Alton

Intellectual Property and Its Alternatives: Incentives, Innovation and Ideology , Michael B. McNally

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

The Information Practices of People Living with Depression: Constructing Credibility and Authority , Tami Oliphant

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Master’s Thesis

In consultation with their faculty advisor, students may choose to undertake and present original research as a culminating experience via the thesis option.

As part of the 39 required credits, thesis students must take 6 credit hours in LIS 700 Thesis Research and 3 credit hours in an approved research methods course. To advance to candidacy and become eligible to enroll in LIS 700, students must complete at least 15 credits of coursework, and defend a thesis proposal in a private meeting with their thesis committee. While it is strongly suggested that all committee members physically attend the thesis proposal defense meeting, remote participation is permitted. Upon approval of the committee, students advance to candidacy, conduct their research, and present their results at a public defense.

The thesis option is introduced in the First Semester Seminar, supported in coursework and regular advising sessions throughout the program, and completed in LIS 700 Research.

Note: Dual degree students may only pursue the thesis option if LIS is their primary degree.

Plan A students may not count more than 6 credits outside of LIS to meet the minimum number of required credits for the degree. One of these courses might be the research methods course.

Students who opt to write a thesis are further governed by the “Plan A” regulations and procedures of the UHM Graduate Division .

For complete information, including a sample course plan, procedures, committee membership requirements, and thesis evaluation criteria, please download and review the Thesis Policy PDF and the Thesis Timeline PDF .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a thesis.

A thesis is a piece of original research that addresses a question in a formal way. It demonstrates your ability to articulate a problem of interest to the LIS community, apply and critically analyze relevant literature, design and execute a research plan, analyze the data you found, and discuss its implications.

Why should I consider doing a thesis?

Not everyone should. You might benefit from the thesis experience if you are considering a Ph.D. or another advanced degree with a research component. Also, if you plan to work in an academic library you may be required to conduct and publish research. On the other hand, if you are interested in a particular topic and wish to explore it in depth, you should probably start with an independent study project via LIS 699, which is much more flexible. If it turns into a thesis project, up to 4 LIS 699 units can be applied toward the LIS 700 Thesis Research requirement.

By when do I have to decide if I will do a Plan A thesis or a Plan B e-portfolio?

You must inform your advisor of your intent to present a thesis as your culminating degree work by your second semester in the program. This early start is due to the fact that you will also need to take three credits of research methodology and six credits in LIS 700 Thesis Research — in addition to the MLISc degree-required courses.

What is the timeline for completion?

Please view the Thesis Timeline  for detailed description.  This varies by student, thesis project and committee, but a completion timeline should be part of your proposal defense, and it is the student’s responsibility to keep committee members informed of any changes to the agreed-upon timeline. Main steps include pre-candidacy, proposal defense, conducting research/writing the thesis, thesis defense, and revision and submission of final thesis.

Note: You must be enrolled in at least 1 credit of LIS 700 Thesis Research in the semester you intend to graduate. Your committee must receive your final thesis document at least two weeks before the thesis defense, and all thesis requirements must be completed by the Graduate Division deadline, which is well before the end of each semester.

How long does it have to be?

A thesis is much more in-depth than a class paper or research article, and while expectations are very much project-dependent and set by the thesis committee, most theses range between 60-150 pages.

Who do I work with?

A thesis is developed and undertaken under the supervision of a committee consisting of three or more faculty members. A majority, including the chair, must be LIS faculty.  Graduate Division maintains a list of faculty who are eligible to chair and serve on thesis committees .

How do I get faculty members to work with me?

Faculty members participate on thesis committees at their discretion. Just like students, they have different interests, philosophies and time demands that may preclude them from working with you. The best thing you can do is to articulate your interest in considering a thesis as early as possible during your time in the LIS Program, and not later than two semesters before you plan to graduate . Your advisor can steer you toward courses that will demonstrate your ability to conduct research, and faculty members who may be receptive to working with you.

What if I start a thesis and then want to switch to an e-portfolio instead?

There is precedent for this, but you will have to discuss this with your committee chair and advisor first. You will not be refunded for any LIS 699 or 700 courses you have taken as part of your thesis work.

What theses have previous LIS students completed?

Recent theses include:

  • Jason Ford (2022) . Indigenous Voices Informing Academic Information Literacy: Critical Discourses, Relationality, and Indigeneity for the Good of the Whole.
  • Holiday Vega (2019) . Public Libraries and Homelessness: Connecting Vulnerable Patrons to Needed Resources.
  • Laila Brown (2018) .  Enacting Critical Feminist Librarianship: Examining LIS Book Clubs as a Means of Collaborative Inquiry and Professional Value Formation .
  • Valerie Shaindlin (2018) .  Ruth Horie: An Oral History Biography and Feminist Analysis .
  • Amy Trimble (2017) . Exploring Personal Connections in a Digital Reading Environment.
  • Shavonn Matsuda (2015) . Toward a Hawaiian Knowledge Organization System: A Survey on Access to Hawaiian Knowledge in Libraries and Archives.
  • Valancy Rasmussen (2014) . The Manuscripts of Timbuktu: Armed Conflict and Preservation of Memory.
  • Matthew C. da Silva (2014) . Censorship Glossarchive Project: Phase One: Developing Metadata Scheme for Cryptic Circumlocutions in Chinese Social Media.
  • Nicolita Garces (2013) . Meeting the Information Needs of Students in the Ilokano Language and Literature Program: Assessing Hamilton Library’s Philippine Collection at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa.
  • Sarah Vornholt (2013) .  Visualizing the Article: An Exploratory Study of Undergraduates’ Educational Reactions to Images in Scholarly Articles.
  • Michael-Brian Ogawa (2012) . The Role of School Librarians in Establishing and Facilitating Professional Learning Communities.
  • Joshua Mika (2012) .  Discriminating Tastes: Editing Siam’s Patrimony and the Birth of the ‘National Library,’ 1905-1925.
  • Matthew Yim (2007) .  A Discourse on Shadows: Archive Ideals and Ideal Archives. How Access and Preservation Shape the Performance of Archival Discourse.

We encourage students to submit their completed thesis to the university’s ScholarSpace institutional repository.

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Masters in Library Science Degrees

Many ALA-accredited programs are offered online . A Master of Library Science is commonly referred to as a MLS or MLIS degree. MLS stands for Master of Library Science . MLIS stands for Master of Library and Information Science .

With advancements in technology, librarianship has become much different in the 21st century. Most categorization and organization is digital. More media is inventoried and archived. There are thousands more data points that are also categorized.

This is where the MLS or MLIS degree comes into play. Students are trained in categorization and archiving academic and non-academic work. Here are common concentration or specializations for many MLS degrees:

  • Archival studies
  • Informatics
  • Library studies
  • Media archival studies
  • Digital curation
  • Digital media
  • Information architecture
  • Law librarian

If you are interested in librarianship, you need to know what kind of libraries and the work you would like to do. Typical divisions are school, public, academic, and special libraries. An undergraduate degree in any major and particularly a Bachelor of Library Science is typically a requirement for most Library Science Masters degrees.

Majoring in education would be useful for those who want to be school librarians. An undergraduate music degree would be useful to someone who wants to be a special librarian in music. English and mass communication undergraduate degrees are helpful for reference librarians, and so on.

Click to find featured online library science programs currently accepting applications for 2023.

Why Consider a Master of Library Science Degree?

The Master of Library and Information Studies is required for most United States professional librarian positions. An older, common degree is the Master of Library Science. The American Library Association has various other names for the degree.

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A career in library science may be the ideal fit for an intellectually curious person seeking a rewarding community-centered career. The programs listed here are among the most affordable online Masters in Library Science degrees . Students receive training in information technology, research methods, digital literacy, information organization, resource management, and much more.

University of Denver Master of Library and Information Science

Denver's Morgridge College of Education offers an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science program online. Students gain service-based skills required to connect communities and information in a digital age. There is no GRE required. The curriculum emphasizes the field's latest technologies and reflective educational practices. Students are effectively prepared to deliver communities with learning resources in the information era. The program takes 21 months to complete. Students participate in small online classes that encourage close relationships and collaboration. They have one-on-one opportunities to work with supportive Morgridge faculty.

Syracuse University - School of Information Studies

This online MS in Library and Information Science program takes 18 months to complete. It includes an opportunity to specialize in School Media. The GRE can be waived. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree to apply. The program prepares students to help communities access, use, and understand information and resources. Through the online program, they learn to be effective specialists in information settings that include media, corporate, and academic libraries, nonprofits, and digital archives. Live online classes are taught by expert faculty. It is self-paced coursework with hands-on experience in the community.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Master of Library and Information Science

Earn a Master of Library and Information Science that prepares you for a range of careers that are focused on information services. The online program conforms to ALA standards. The university offers concentrations within the major that include Public Library, Information Technology, Information Technology, Information Organization, and Archival Studies. Students can tailor studies to meet their career goals by specializing in special libraries, information law, digital libraries, academic libraries, and others. Students complete 36 credits with a minimum of 30 coming from library and information courses. There is a research methods course that concludes the program.

Valdosta State University

The world of libraries is changing in the information age. This university's program helps stay on the cutting edge. Students gain experience to serve as special, public, and academic librarians. The program is completely online. It is a 39-credit program that does not require a thesis. It exposes students to technical knowledge of library systems, services in the knowledge society, finding resources for clients, and information administration. Students complete coursework in research methods, cataloging and classification, library management, and library and information science. At the end of the studies a capstone course is taken. The program is ALA-accredited.

University of Kentucky Master's in Library Science

Gain skills as an information specialist by earning a Master's in Library Science. Students design the degree to fit career goals, whether considering a librarian career or wanting to take a career to the next level in health sciences, school academic, and public settings. The program is entirely in an asynchronous format that allows for maximum schedule flexibility. The 36-credit-hour program includes four required courses in library science management, information representation, and information seeking and retrieval. Students build an understanding of technology through the information technology requirement before taking the elective component of the program. There are also opportunities for independent study abroad, and practicum experiences.

Typical Coursework for the Master of Library Science

The following are the typical courses in a Master of Library Science degree program.

Cataloging and Classification of Materials – MARC (Machine-readable cataloging)

formats, Dewey decimal classification, and the Library of Congress subject headings are the focus of this class. Major concepts in the role and use of technology, historical overviews or prominent figures and trends, and classification and cataloging are in the coursework. Current classification and cataloging topics are included in the program. Students usually perform hands-on work that allows them to gain an understanding of tools, rules, and practices of cataloging. They apply the knowledge to perform basic copy cataloging and decode MARC bibliographic records.

Children’s Literature and Library Materials

Students who want to serve the educational and entertainment needs of children take this course. It involves the survey of trends, themes, and major writers suitable for different age groups. The course includes strategies to reach out to people of appropriate age, literacy criticism and development of audiovisual materials. Typical children’s literature courses cover various genres. Students read selected works and write analytic papers about them. Some courses emphasize aspects of children’s literature, such as style, format, and composition.

Collection Development

Students learn about concepts needed to maintain and build library material collections. It introduces various collection development tools and techniques for managing electronic, print collections, and audiovisual media collections. Other topics that may be discussed are challenged materials, working collaboratively, and budgeting. At the end of the course, students can describe the responsibilities, required skills, and competency of a Collection Development Manager; list collection development policy elements; write a policy for collection development; explain collections analysis; develop a plan to increase activities in the areas.

Foundations in Information Technology for Libraries

Some programs require this course to be taken. The technologies librarians are likely to encounter are discussed in the coursework. Students complete projects that require budgeting, planning, implementing, measuring, and evaluating various technologies. Topic areas covered include telecommunications, internet technology, computer troubleshooting and networking, and social media networking. The course is useful in learning about data security, system analysis, database design, and computer programing.

Information Sources and Services

The objectives of the course are to acquaint students with and increase their knowledge of reference tools that are fundamental in answering typical questions in information centers and libraries. They are introduced to the procedures and techniques for critical reference material evaluation. Students are introduced to standard techniques used to solve information questions. They become acquainted with communication skills and helping relation concepts in information retrieval and reference work. Students are exposed to the fundamental concepts in reference and information services, including that of electronic information delivery. They are introduced to the basic procedures of planning, evaluating, and managing reference services.

Young Adult Literature and Library Materials

Students in school media or public library tracks may have to take this course as a requirement. Lessons focus on collection development and historical overviews of audiovisual, online, electronic, and print materials that meet the recreational and educational needs of adolescents. Along with outreach services, topics discussed include genres, authors, and major trends in young adult literature. Students develop an appreciation and awareness for the need of young adult literature in libraries and the many genres of multimedia and literature available.

Managing a Library

The course offers individuals the opportunity to learn a variety of skills needed by librarians in the school systems of today. It provides opportunities to gain the needed understanding and skills required to be a successful manager of a modern library. Topics include grant writing, marketing, managing infrastructure, strategic planning, identifying community needs, personnel diversity, and budgeting and finance. Various assessment tools are used to understand a communities desires and synthesize them into a plan.

Library Administration

The course emphasizes the development of a program, planning cycle, evaluation, budget process, and services for diverse constituencies. It examines the effects of the district, state, and national policies on library programs. Students learn to understand the needs and wants of a community through assessment tools and can synthesize them into a plan. They are taught fiscal stewardship through financial practices, long-term planning, and budgeting. Students gain the information needed to plan for technology, utilities, infrastructure, maintenance, and related expenses. They learn to manage a workforce through hiring, evaluation, diversity practices, and other personnel issues. Students learn to expand the impact of a library by writing effective grants and crowdfunding efforts.

Politics and Partnerships

The learning objectives of the course are to allow students to gain an understanding of the strategies for planning successful political action that includes understanding the culture and demography of a local service area. It identifies key decision-making players at all political effectiveness levels. Students develop skills in building coalitions. They learn to discern how decisions are made on the local level. Students develop political advocacy skills.

They learn about the impact and process of political campaigning and polling. Students develop team planning skills with regional Commissions and Boards. They develop skills in effectively handling the media, compromises, and negotiation. Students understand and develop the role of lobbyists and how to effectively use them at the federal, state, and local levels. They earn to assess current political issues, including the role of editorial boards and newspaper editors. Students develop political skills in working with community leaders and support groups.

They learn to develop the recruitment, tactics, and legal issues of developing support groups. Students become knowledgeable of legal and governance structures of Commissions, Boards, and support groups. They prepare useful educational materials that assist others with assessing and understanding the political process. Students become knowledgeable of local, state, and federal resolutions, ordinances, and statutes that impact local decision-making. They outline recommendations for action plans.

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Harvard University Theses, Dissertations, and Prize Papers

The Harvard University Archives ’ collection of theses, dissertations, and prize papers document the wide range of academic research undertaken by Harvard students over the course of the University’s history.

Beyond their value as pieces of original research, these collections document the history of American higher education, chronicling both the growth of Harvard as a major research institution as well as the development of numerous academic fields. They are also an important source of biographical information, offering insight into the academic careers of the authors.

Printed list of works awarded the Bowdoin prize in 1889-1890.

Spanning from the ‘theses and quaestiones’ of the 17th and 18th centuries to the current yearly output of student research, they include both the first Harvard Ph.D. dissertation (by William Byerly, Ph.D . 1873) and the dissertation of the first woman to earn a doctorate from Harvard ( Lorna Myrtle Hodgkinson , Ed.D. 1922).

Other highlights include:

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  • Ph.D. dissertations of astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (Ph.D. 1925) and physicist John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (Ph.D. 1922)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of novelist John Updike (A.B. 1954), filmmaker Terrence Malick (A.B. 1966),  and U.S. poet laureate Tracy Smith (A.B. 1994)
  • Undergraduate prize papers and dissertations of philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson (A.B. 1821), George Santayana (Ph.D. 1889), and W.V. Quine (Ph.D. 1932)
  • Undergraduate honors theses of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (A.B. 1940) and Chief Justice John Roberts (A.B. 1976)

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If you're a Harvard undergraduate writing your own thesis, it can be helpful to review recent prize-winning theses. The Harvard University Archives has made available for digital lending all of the Thomas Hoopes Prize winners from the 2019-2021 academic years.

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Guidelines for Choosing a Master's Program in Library and Information Studies

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These guidelines are designed to help prospective students select the program that best meets their individual needs. In choosing a program, prospective students should consider several factors, including future career plans, specialization options, geographic mobility, distance-learning opportunities, and financial aid resources.

Choosing an ALA-accredited program

The vast majority of employers require an ALA-accredited master’s degree for professional positions in the field of library and information science; therefore, graduating from an ALA-accredited program enhances your career mobility and provides greater flexibility in the types of jobs for which you qualify. In addition, some states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.

ALA-accredited master’s programs can be found at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. These programs offer degrees with names such as Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Arts, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), and Master of Science.

ALA accreditation indicates that the program has undergone an external review and meets the ALA Committee on Accreditation’s Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library and Information Studies . These standards evaluate a program’s mission, goals, and objectives; their curriculum, faculty, and students; their administration and financial support; and their physical resources and facilities.

For a school library career (K through 12), a master’s degree with a specialty in school librarianship from an ALA/AASL Nationally Recognized program in an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE) is also appropriate. ALA policy states: "[T]he master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master's degree with a specialty in school librarianship from an ALA/AASL Nationally Recognized program in an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is the appropriate first professional degree for school librarians" (ALA Policy B.9.2.2, formerly Policy 54.2.2).

Sources of further information:

  • Directory of ALA-accredited programs – available as a searchable database or pdf .  
  • Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library & Information Studies - the standards to which ALA-accredited library and information studies programs must adhere.
  • Accreditation Process, Policies, and Procedures   - the accreditation manual for the ALA Committee on Accreditation.
  • “Assuring Quality in School Library Media Education Programs” – a section of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) website that includes the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians and a list of CAEP-accredited/ AASL-recognized school librarianship education programs.

Gathering basic information

Although all ALA-accredited programs meet the standards discussed above, there is considerable diversity among programs. To help in your decision, we suggest that you begin by reviewing an individual program’s website. Talking to the faculty, students, and alumni of prospective programs is also very helpful, as is asking your local librarians about your specific interests and concerns.

School visits are another good way to help select the program that best meets your needs. If you notify a program of your intention to visit, meetings can be arranged with administrators, faculty members, and/or students. During your visit, be sure to investigate the general campus environment; university facilities, such as computer and library resources; availability of affordable on-campus housing or housing near the university; child care facilities; and opportunities for extra-curricular activities.

  • Directory of ALA-accredited programs – available as a searchable database or pdf .   
  • The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment – an important source of information on scholarships, placement, career paths, salaries and job outlook, and career trends and statistics.
  • LibraryCareers.org - a service of the American Library Association designed as a starting point for anyone considering a career in the field of library and information services.

Choosing a specialization

Some students enter a master’s program knowing the career path they wish to take, while others are not sure or see their interests shift once they are exposed to the wide variety of types and settings in which librarians and information professionals work.

All ALA-accredited programs require courses that provide general preparation to practice in the profession; however, some programs also offer specialized tracks or courses that permit or encourage concentration in a specific area of library and information studies (e.g., school librarianship, art librarianship, health science librarianship, database design, or archival studies). The opportunity to specialize depends on the availability of relevant courses, on focused class project/paper opportunities, and the availability of practica or student employment options.

Your program of study should be based on an assessment of your past experiences, education, personal strengths and interests, geographic mobility, intended career path, and future plans. Although you should be aware of job market opportunities, you should not necessarily let them dictate your choice to specialize. Faculty advisors can help in the process of developing a program of study that fits your needs.

Program admission requirements

Admission requirements vary from program to program, but here is a general outline of what you can expect:

  • Programs typically require a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent, i.e., a B average).
  • Many require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; a few accept the Miller Analogies Test; and some have no test requirements.
  • Most request that students provide several letters of recommendation and a statement of educational and professional objectives.
  • Some may require a personal interview.
  • Some require entering students to demonstrate computer skills or successful completion of remedial computer courses early in the program.
  • Students from outside the United States may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Program curricula

Considerable variation exists in curricula offered by programs, including the number and types of required courses. The number of academic credit hours required by programs for a master’s degree varies from 36 semester hours to 72 quarter hours.

Some programs emphasize full-time studies, while others have a larger percentage of part-time students; however, most have a time limit for completing a degree. While some programs can be completed in one calendar year with full-time attendance, many require two academic years to complete. In addition, programs requiring a thesis or practicum may require more time to complete. Course availability for a chosen area of specialization or career pathway may also impact the length of time to complete the degree.

Flexibility and distance learning

Flexibility in fulfilling course requirements may be important to students who work or live away from a campus or in an area that does not have an ALA-accredited program. Most MLIS programs offer independent study and some accept courses taken in other schools, graduate departments, or universities.

Many ALA-accredited programs provide distance-learning opportunities for students through a variety of delivery methods (e.g. online courses). In some cases, students can complete the entire program at a distance; in other cases, some on-campus courses or regional residency may be required. Because these offerings change frequently, prospective students should contact the program directly for the latest information on distance learning options.

Source of further information:

  • Searchable directory of ALA-accredited programs – to search for distance learning opportunities, check the appropriate box under “Search options” (e.g. “100% online,” “Primarily online with some face-to-face courses required,” etc.)

Financial aid opportunities

Financial aid includes scholarships, teaching or research assistantships, grants, work-study programs, loans, and tuition assistance. Some programs may administer some financial aid opportunities, while other opportunities are administered through the university financial aid office. Also, there may be reciprocal tuition agreements between states that can reduce tuition or provide tuition waivers. Prospective students should contact the institution and program to obtain information on financial aid and scholarships. Be aware that scholarship application deadlines vary and may be as early as a year in advance of the term of enrollment.

Along with work-study options through the college or university, part-time positions may be available at local area libraries or information settings. Working in an information setting not only helps finance your education—it also provides valuable experience. Some employers provide tuition assistance as a fringe benefit to employees.

  • ALA Scholarship Program – a guide to scholarships offered by ALA units.
  • Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies – an annual directory of scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships published by the ALA Committee on Education.

Placement services

The job market for library and information professionals is cyclical and varies by type of institution, job function, and geographical area. The availability of positions may be dependent on available funding resources and replacement needs. Taking advantage of job placement services, either through your program or the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment , can greatly increase your chance of finding a job that best reflects your interests and abilities.

Most master’s programs offer some type of job placement service for both current students and alumni. Some have a designated placement officer, while others use faculty for job-search advising. Most programs receive job listings from around the country, although some programs may be better able to help graduates find jobs in the local area. Many graduates also find positions in settings other than traditional libraries; these may include special libraries, software or hardware development companies, information management firms, indexing and abstracting agencies, and information technology firms.

  • ALA Placement Services - provides assistance with job placement in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences, as well as divisional national conferences. This service is available to anyone - not just ALA members or on-site attendees.
  • Guide to Employment Sources in the Library and Information Professions – an annual listing, available through the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment, of national and state associations, schools, and other agencies that provide placement services and/or job position vacancy notices for library and information jobs.
  • “Placements and Salary Survey” - an annual compilation of new master’s in library and information science graduates’ employment sites and salary data published by Library Journal . 

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Total Credit Hours 36

Cost Per Credit Hour $555

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More than ever, library and information professionals are expected to perform at a high level of proficiency. LSU Online is equipping students in the Online Master of Library and Information Science program to hone their practical skills in this knowledge-intensive field. Our online MLIS degree is a non-thesis program that offers a solid foundation in information theory, information seeking and retrieval skills, information technology expertise, information organization, information behavior, management of information organizations, and understanding information research.

Additionally, students in the Online MLIS program have the option to earn either an online Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies or an online Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management with their elective courses. From anywhere in the world, students can enroll in this 100% online program that offers a blend of applied and theoretical knowledge, preparing students to succeed in a diverse range of information environments. Become a distinguished professional and start qualifying for new career pathways in library and information science. Additional information on the School of Information Studies Graduate Programs can be found here .

ALA Accredited

An MLIS is the required terminal degree for nearly all librarianship positions in North America and is the preferred degree for archival positions and other information professions.

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Dual Degree

Students have the option to complete either an online Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies or an online Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management with their Online MLIS elective courses.

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All core required courses are taught by full-time faculty or adjuncts with PhDs and advanced professional experience.

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The Online MLIS program is the only ALA-accredited program in Louisiana and has been continuously accredited since 1931.

"The MLIS program is based on nearly 90 years of academic and instructional excellence. The faculty bring their research and professional expertise to provide a unique applied learning experience. Graduates are respected leaders in their fields and remain engaged with the LSU School of Information Studies."

Dr. Carol Barry Director- LSU School of Information Studies

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Cost online mlis.

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $555

Total cost with fees: $19,980

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online MLIS

Students can select a total of 6 electives (18 credit hours) that best suit their career interests from among the four focused elective groups below. Students may take courses from one area or multiple areas. 

Admission Requirements Online MLIS

Applicants must apply through the LSU Graduate School . All application materials must be received by the application deadlines. In addition to the LSU Graduate School required materials, the School of Information Studies requires applicants to provide:

1. A resume

2. A statement of purpose of at least 1,000 words that answers the following questions:

  • Why do you want to earn an MLIS?
  • What are your career goals and objectives?
  • How will the degree help you achieve these goals?

Please note: MLIS does not require letters of recommendation.

The Graduate School's criteria for admission and probationary admission are shown below.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A grade-point average of at least 3.0 (“A”= 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 60 credit hours) and 3.0 on any graduate-level work

Probationary Admission

  • A grade-point average of at least 2.75 (“A”= 4.0) on the final 60 hours of undergraduate work and 3.0 on any graduate-level work
  • Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.75 for the final 60 hours of undergraduate work must have completed a minimum of nine hours of graduate work with at least a 3.33 GPA to be considered for probationary admission
  • Official GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing) no more than five years old of at least 300 composite and 3.5 writing. Other standardized graduate admissions exams will be considered (GMAT, MAT, LSAT, etc.)
  • In your Statement of Purpose you must also address the reasons for your lack of achievement as an undergraduate and the reasons you believe you would succeed in the program

For information on the application process, application fees and deadlines, and application processes for international students, see the Graduate School website.

Career Opportunities Online MLIS

A broad range of career opportunities are open to graduates of the Online MLIS program. Many graduates go into the field of librarianship, working in public, corporate, academic, and school libraries. But the MLIS degree also gives you the flexibility to explore a variety of careers.

Selected Positions: 

  • Acquisitions Librarian
  • Children’s Librarian
  • Government Documents Librarian
  • Law Librarian
  • Reference Librarian
  • Technical Services Librarian
  • Young Adults Librarian
  • Bibliographer
  • Processing Archivist
  • Manuscript Curator
  • Records Analyst
  • Records Manager
  • Museum Librarian
  • Museum Registrar
  • Preservationist/Conservator
  • Antiquarian Book Specialist
  • Genealogical Researcher
  • Taxonomist/Thesaurus Developer
  • Metadata Specialist
  • Commercial Records Center Manager
  • Digital Projects Researcher
  • Document Manager/Analyst
  • Electronic/Digital Resources Cataloger
  • Imaging Specialist
  • Micrographics Specialist
  • Information Manager
  • Information Resource Manager
  • Public Records Researcher
  • Usability Specialist
  • Reprography Specialist
  • Visual Resource Specialist
  • Book (or Serials) Vendor Representative
  • Grey Literature Specialist
  • Hypermedia Products Developer
  • Electronic Document Professional
  • Forms Management

Accreditation Online MLIS

The online Master of Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

What Will I Learn? Online MLIS

Our online MLIS degree offers a solid foundation in information management, organization, and research. Students will be prepared to excel in a diverse range of information science careers. Electives help to further hone students’ skills in a specific area of their choosing.

Students in the Master of Library & Information Science will meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Be able to describe and identify political, social, legal, and ethical issues related to the role of information in society. This encompasses information creation, access, and use by individuals and groups in real-world settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of information technologies. Appropriate information technologies encompass theories and tools in the context of library and information services.
  • Critically evaluate and synthesize research literature in LIS and other disciplines.
  • Be able to describe and evaluate information services that reflect and respond to the needs of diverse constituencies. Information services include but are not restricted to collection, organization, description, dissemination of information, programming, and outreach.

Why Choose This Program? Online MLIS

Why choose LSU’s online Master of Library and Information Science?

Our MLIS is the only ALA-accredited program in Louisiana. It has also maintained accreditation since 1931. For over 90 years, the comprehensive MLIS program has provided students with the knowledge and experience to excel in their careers. Courses are taught by expert faculty, and graduates themselves become respected leaders in the LIS field. Additionally, students also can complete a graduate certificate while they earn their online Master of Library and Information Science.

When To Begin? Online MLIS

There are many factors new students should consider when deciding whether to begin their academic degree or certificate program in the summer or during a fall/spring term. Summer modules are shorter (5 weeks) when compared to fall/spring modules (7 weeks). Therefore, a course during a 5-week module requires students to dedicate more time than a 7-week module.

New students that have full-time jobs or family obligations may find it more challenging to begin their degree or certificate program in the summer modules. Graduate School policy requires students maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to avoid academic probation (“B” or better), and a 2.75 GPA or higher to remain academically eligible. Our online students have told us that summer courses demand they devote more time to their coursework to be successful because of the shorter length of the summer module. Students in summer courses should expect to spend about 25 hours per week on their academic studies.

Online studies provide the flexibility you need to fit your educational goals into your life. Please consider these factors when deciding which start time gives you the best opportunity for a successful beginning to your academic journey.

For more detailed information, you may read the School of Information Studies Graduate Student Handbook . 

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Rutgers University Online Library Science Masters Review

In any field, pursuing a master’s degree is a major investment of time (and money), and for most professionals, it’s a way to get a better, higher-paying job. For professionals in library and information science, though, a master’s degree is typically required to get most jobs. Fortunately for library science students across the country, many well-regarded colleges and universities offer this education online.

Rutgers University is one such school, so let’s take a look at what prospective students should know before they make their decisions about where to complete their library science master’s degree.

About the Program

Before we dive into what makes the Rutgers library science a good option, let’s check out some basic facts and figures about the university and what it offers.

  • Institution type: Public
  • Campus: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Accreditation: American Library Association (ALA)
  • Program format: Online, traditional

Tuition and fees

  • Expected total tuition: $36,000
  • Per credit-hour tuition: $1,000

Degrees & requirements

  • Library science degrees offered: Master of Information
  • Number of credit hours required: 36
  • Estimated time to completion: 26 months
  • Optional specializations: Archives and Preservation, Data Science, Interaction Design and Informatics (on-campus only), Library and Information Science, School Librarianship, Technology, Information and Management

Biggest Pros

What are the biggest factors in favor of Rutgers from the perspective of the average student?


In most fields, accreditation by various bodies isn’t looked at as the be-all/end-all of a program. But in library and information science, earning a degree from a program that’s accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is more than just nice to have. In many cases, the state certifications required to get a variety of jobs is conditioned on getting a master’s degree from a program that’s earned the ALA’s stamp of approval, which Rutgers has.

Online degree

Most students will be able to earn their Rutgers information science degree entirely online. One exception is for students pursuing the interaction design and informatics specialization, as they must complete several classes and labs in-person.


Several academic specialty options are available that allow students to focus their coursework on the area in which they’re most interested. This helps students build expertise in a niche area, which can help them secure the ideal job upon graduation.

Biggest Cons

What factors are most likely to make students think twice about attending Rutgers for their library science program?

While online students pay the same tuition rate regardless of residency status, that rate is quite high, especially among public institutions. Rutgers graduates can expect to pay about $36,000 on tuition alone by the time their training is complete, which puts Rutgers in the upper half of online library science degrees when it comes to cost.

Technology focus

While several specialties are available, most of them are heavily technology-focused. This means that for students who want to pursue education on the library side of library and information science, their options may be limited in the Rutgers program.

Rutgers Online Library Science Program FAQs

Here’s a look at a few of the questions students most frequently ask about the library science program at Rutgers.

Do I need to submit a GRE score for the Rutgers online library science program?

Applicants to the Rutgers information science program who have undergraduate GPAs that fall below 3.0 must submit a GRE score to be considered for admission. The minimum score has not been published and may vary by academic term.

Are there special graduation requirements for the Rutgers Online Library Science Program?

Yes, students must complete a capstone course in the form of an e-portfolio. This is a non-credit course in which students reflect upon and assess their experiences and coursework by compiling a portfolio showcasing their accomplishments.

Is a thesis required for the Rutgers online library science program?

No thesis is required to earn the Master of Information degree from Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information.

Completing a master’s degree, in many fields, represents the pinnacle of academic achievement. Indeed, for prospective professionals in library and information science, a master’s degree is a signal that an individual has dedicated their lives to the study of this field. But a master’s degree in library and information science is more than just a sign of dedication, and the average professional in the field knows they’ll probably need a master’s degree just to get their career started on the right foot. Fortunately, Rutgers University offers an online degree in a variety of specialty focus areas, and it’s ideal for students who want their education to focus on technology.

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    This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Library and Information Science, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository Theses/Dissertations from 2022 PDF Recreational nastiness or playful mischief?

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    MIT's DSpace contains more than 58,000 theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 1800's. Theses in this collection have been scanned by the MIT Libraries or submitted in electronic format by thesis authors. Since 2004 all new Masters and Ph.D. theses are scanned and added to this collection after degrees are awarded.

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    According to Wikipedia, "A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.In some contexts, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used for part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate, while in other contexts, the reverse ...

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    Master's Thesis In consultation with their faculty advisor, students may choose to undertake and present original research as a culminating experience via the thesis option. Overview As part of the 39 required credits, thesis students must take 6 credit hours in LIS 700 Thesis Research and 3 credit hours in an approved research methods course.

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    The Master of Library and Information Science ( MLIS ), also referred to as the Master of Library and Information Studies, is the master's degree that is required for most professional librarian positions in the United States.

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    A Master of Library Science is commonly referred to as a MLS or MLIS degree. MLS stands for Master of Library Science. MLIS stands for Master of Library and Information Science. With advancements in technology, librarianship has become much different in the 21st century. Most categorization and organization is digital.

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    What does a prize-winning thesis look like? If you're a Harvard undergraduate writing your own thesis, it can be helpful to review recent prize-winning theses. The Harvard University Archives has made available for digital lending all of the Thomas Hoopes Prize winners from the 2019-2021 academic years. Contact Harvard University Archives

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    For a school library career (K through 12), a master's degree with a specialty in school librarianship from an ALA/AASL Nationally Recognized program in an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE) is also appropriate.

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    More than ever, library and information professionals are expected to perform at a high level of proficiency. LSU Online is equipping students in the Online Master of Library and Information Science program to hone their practical skills in this knowledge-intensive field. Our online MLIS degree is a non-thesis program that offers a solid ...

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    ABSTRACT. This article aims to explore the link between civil society and the public sphere in present-day Russia by studying a recent library reform project in Moscow. In 2013, a comprehensive reconstruction of Moscow's network of 448 public libraries was initiated by a group of intellectuals, architects and urbanists.

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    No thesis is required to earn the Master of Information degree from Rutgers' School of Communication and Information. Conclusion. Completing a master's degree, in many fields, represents the pinnacle of academic achievement. ... We scored all library science master's degree programs in the U.S. on more than 15 variables across four ...

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    By Issue Date Authors Titles Subjects. Search within this community and its collections: Research performed to achieve a formal degree from NDSU. Includes theses, dissertations, master's papers, and videos. The Libraries are currently undertaking a scanning project to include all bound student theses, dissertations, and masters papers.

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    A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of The School of Continuing Studies and of The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies by Jill Dougherty, B.A. Georgetown University Washington, D.C. November 1, 2013

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    Graduate Program in Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative Graduate School of Frontier Sciences The University of Tokyo . 2019 . Master's Thesis . Evaluation of ICT-based Citizen Participation in Urban Planning and Management - Cases in Moscow City . Submitted August 23, 2019 . Adviser: Professor Atsushi Deguchi

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    Master's Degree. This course allows in-depth specialisation in the student's chosen field. Applicants with Bachelor's or Specialist Degrees can enrol in Master's courses. For two years students are specifically trained for the research work. After the thesis defence a Master's Degree certificate is awarded with Master qualification.