Masters of Library and Information Science
Our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program is both theory and practice-based. Curriculum focuses on 21st century informational science and data management, and developing the skills needed to evaluate, manage, and adapt to technological change.
You will learn in a unique environment that exclusively offers small class sizes and experiential learning. This means you will get plenty of one-on-one time with faculty and hands-on projects. You will also work with a faculty advisor to design a custom coursework plan (you will have 30 credits of electives) that fits a specific specialization area, like Archives, Digitization, Academic Librarianship, or Information Technology.
You can take classes in our Research Methods and Statistics program, too, to prepare for research-oriented positions in academic and non-profit organizations.
And because what you learn outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn in it, you will have access to hands-on learning opportunities in real-world settings. Past examples of fieldwork experiences include:
- Archiving at the National Baseball Hall of Fame
- Archiving interstate projects for the Colorado Department of Transportation
- Digitization project in the British Library
- Digitization projects at the Denver Public Library
- Oral history digitization project at the Jeffco Public Library
- Creating a digital library about sensory learning
- Developing and launching a usability study for academic libraries
- Rebuilding the digital repository of a medical library
Check out our Showcase of Opportunities to learn more about the types of opportunities available to you.
The MLIS program’s mix of practical knowledge, cross-disciplinary learning, and hands-on opportunities will give you the tools to use information in ways that can better our world.
Morgridge College is also excited to offer its MLIS program in an online format. Learn more about the online MLIS option.
You’ll need to complete 58-quarter credit hours. Other requirements include:
- Portfolio of your work
- Culminating experience consisting of a 100-hour internship or capstone project
Our program is accredited by the American Library Association.
Approximate Completion Time
18 months to two years