Online Graduate Certificates

Library & Information Science

School of Information Sciences

Do you already have a master's degree in library and information science? Do you want to update your skills, gain greater specialization, or redirect your career without pursuing a PhD? The Library & Information Science (Certificate of Advanced Study) provides the flexibility and expert faculty guidance to help you expand your professional reach.

Program components:

  • 32 credit hours of coursework
  • Completion of a CAS project for 8 credit hours
  • Oral examination
  • Complete your coursework on campus or online

Dive deep into what interests you

This certificate program is all about customization. You choose your focus and then dive in, matching your coursework to your area of interest. Next, you design and complete a project that furthers that study. It's innovative work with practical results, like these projects completed by some recent students. More projects are available in IDEALS, the University's digital repository for scholarly works.

  • "Understanding Children's Perspectives on Computing: How School Libraries Empower Students Through Technology Infused Curriculum," Amy Brokaw (CAS '20)
  • "Complementary and Alternative Medicine as a New Mainstream in Public Libraries," Zhonghong Wang (CAS '20)
  • "Exploratory Case Study in Tibetan Text," Alec Veda (CAS '19)
  • "The Librarian's QUILTBAG: Sexuality and Gender Acceptance in the Library," Christine Young (CAS '19)

Dedicated support

At the iSchool, you will engage with world-class faculty and collaborate with committed students who are pursuing their passion, just like you. Plus, you will have access to a team of advisors, staff members, and mentors who will help you customize your program and who are dedicated to your success.