UA’s School of Library and Information Studies and the College of Continuing Studies collaborated to design an online study option for working adult students. To apply, please visit the Graduate School website for instructions and online application forms.
The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) online option is custom designed for busy and disciplined students entering the information studies professions. This rigorous program requires the completion of 36-semester hours via web-based technology that creates a virtual-learning campus. Classes are taken synchronously, i.e., they meet at a specific time each week (6-8:45 p.m. Central Time). The virtual classroom supports the following features:
Students will attend live, real-time lectures, ask questions, chat with classmates, and have discussions with instructors.
Application sharing and content display
Students may view and display presentations, and collaborate on projects and presentations with instructors and fellow students.
Students who study online are required to make only one visit to the Tuscaloosa campus. Students may take two online courses each semester and complete the MLIS program in as few as six semesters. The American Library Association and the Southern Association of Colleges accredit the program.
NOTE: The deadline for receipt of all application materials is April 1st.
More information about the MLIS Program at the University of Alabama:
Benefits of the Online MLIS Program