Master of Library Science

Master of Library Science

Looking for an Online Master of Library Science?

Emporia State University's master of library science degree is flexible, affordable, and first-rate!

All courses are facilitated online for the full semester, with the majority of courses meeting for two face-to-face weekend intensive sessions during the semester. The typical student is in class two to three weekends per semester.

You can complete your MLS program at our campus in Emporia, Kan., or at one of our satellite locations in Overland Park, Kan., Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, Utah, Denver, Colo or Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management has the richest tradition of any school of its kind west of the Mississippi River and remains world-class.

•   Emporia State’s library and information management program is the only one in Kansas and one of only 45 in the nation with an unconditional accreditation by the American Library Association.

•   Emporia State is ranked as a top tier regional university by U.S. News & World Reports and is ranked one of the best in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.

• in 2014 reported that Emporia State is well below the national average cost of a college education and calls it a “great bargain.”

•   You also get the advantage of a practicum that provides an opportunity to participate in a real-world educational experience.

The MLS degree is no longer only for working in a library. Emporia State's degree prepares you for any challenge, whether it is working in public or school libraries, or the medical, legal, governmental, or corporate worlds.

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Graduate Tuition & Campus Activity Fees

Session Resident Non-Resident
Fall/Spring Semester $325.25* $845.75*
Summer Session $325.25* $845.75*
Distance Education $325.25* $449.00*
School of Library & Information Management (SLIM) $325.25* $845.75*

Costs are per credit hour
* Does not include tech fee of $8.30 per credit hour
‡ Does not include additional fee for Distance Education of $42 per course