The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program

 

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The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation, with the status of initial accreditation.  The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for 2028.



This new academic standard will be applicable as of the Fall 2020 semester.

  • To graduate from the MLIS program, all students must complete 36 credits including ILS 502, ILS 505, ILS 507, ILS 508, ILS 509*, and ILS 582 with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0. 
  • A minimum grade of “B-“ is required in each of the five core courses (ILS 502, ILS 505, ILS 507, ILS 508, ILS 509). Core courses completed with a grade of less than "B-" (e.g., C+, C) will not be counted toward the program course requirements, but the grade will be calculated in the program and overall graduate grade point average. 
  • Elective courses completed with a grade of less than "C" will not be counted toward the program course requirements, but the grade will be calculated in the program and overall graduate grade point average.

*If a student were in a Dual Program (MLIS + SLMS), ILS 545 replaces ILS 509. 


TK20 Requirement
All students in the MLIS program are required to purchase TK20 accounts. For information on the TK20 Assessment System and how to purchase it, please go to the School of Education's website at https://inside.southernct.edu/tk20


Program Assessment

1. Retention rate 

Retention & Persistence

         

MLIS

       

As of Aug 11, 2020

         

Source: Institutional Research

         
           
           

Persistence of IPEDS Cohort

2019-20 Cohort

2019-20 Cohort

2018-19 Cohort

2017-18 Cohort

2016-17 Cohort

     Entering (Fall)

18

29

23

15

7

     2nd

 

22

21

12

7

     3rd (Fall)

 

16

21

10

5

     4th

   

16

10

6

     5th (Fall)

   

5

6

4

     6th

     

4

4

     7th (Fall)

     

4

2

     8th

       

2

     9th (Fall)

       

2

     10th

         

     11th (Fall)

         

     12th

         
           

Persistence Rate of IPEDS Cohort

         

     Entering / Entering

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

     2nd / Entering

 

75.9%

91.3%

80.0%

100.0%

     3rd / Entering

 

55.2%

91.3%

66.7%

71.4%

     4th / Entering

   

69.6%

66.7%

85.7%

     5th / Entering

   

21.7%

40.0%

57.1%

     6th / Entering

     

26.7%

57.1%

     7th / Entering

     

26.7%

28.6%

     8th / Entering

       

28.6%

     9th / Entering

       

28.6%

     10th / Entering

         

     11th / Entering

         

     

         

     % Degree Completer

         

          1-year Graduation Cumulated

   

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

          2-year Graduation Cumulated

     

20.0%

0.0%

          3-year Graduation Cumulated

       

42.9%

          4-year Graduation Cumulated

         

          5-year Graduation Cumulated

         

          6-year Graduation Cumulated

         
           

Completion + Persistence

         

     1-year Graduation + 3rd Term Enroll.

   

91.3%

66.7%

71.4%

     2-year Graduation + 5th Term Enroll.

     

60.0%

57.1%

     3-year Graduation + 7th Term Enroll.

       

71.4%

     4-year Graduation + 9th Term Enroll.

         

     5-year Graduation + 11th Term Enroll.

         

 

 

2. Average time to degree completion: 2.75 years [for graduates from Spring 2018 to Fall 2019]

 
3. Percentage of graduates holding positions relevant to the degree within 12 months of degree completion (may include further graduate study): 75% [for graduates from Spring 2018 to Fall 2019]
  • 42% School Libraries
  • 25% Public Libraries
  •   8% Academic Libraries

For information about the MLIS degree please contact Dr. Arlene Bielefield, Coordinator of MLIS Program, bielefielda1@southernct.edu
 
For information about School Library Media Certificates and dual enrollment in the MLIS degree, please contact Dr. Carolyn Shea, Coordinator of SLMS Program, sheac7@southernct.edu
 
Additional information for all programs offered in the Information and Library Science Department may be found in the current Graduate Catalog: http://catalog.southernct.edu/graduate/programs-and-degrees/index.html

 

Last updated: September 21, 2020