Master of Library and Information Science Online

A Degree From University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education

Our online Master of Library and Information Science will prepare you with the cutting-edge information and technology skills to serve as a leader in your community or organization. Led by the same professors who teach on campus, the online program offers an intimate learning format and course delivery focused on experiential learning.

Our Program Design





When you earn your degree online, you can finish in as few as 21 months on a full-time schedule or 27 months on a part-time schedule. The learning format includes:

Live, online classes where you’ll work face to face with faculty and peers from across the country. Classes are kept small to encourage close discussion.

An immersive online platform that allows you to review and submit coursework and watch recorded class sessions at any time.

Optional immersions on campus during which you’ll meet professors and peers in person and benefit from hands-on learning experiences.

The ALA-Accredited Online Curriculum

  • 19courses
  • 1

    capstone or internship

  • 1

    optional archiving focus

Why MLIS@Denver?

The MLIS@Denver online curriculum is designed to prepare students to apply rapidly evolving information technologies to the betterment of communities. To achieve this, program courses focus on evaluation and management of information, cross-disciplinary learning and hands-on experience.

The curriculum includes a suite of courses that focus on an array of topics:

  • The organization of information
  • Library and information technologies
  • Web content management, digital libraries and digitization
  • Digitization
  • Outreach

You also have the option to take a three-course archiving focus that you can complete as part of your 58-credit degree. The archiving focus is meant to prepare you to manage records and archives, oversee digitization projects and keep digital collections—skillsets that are increasingly necessary in a wide variety of organizational settings.