Sample Schedules 

The Master of Library and Information Science program includes 19 courses and 58 quarter credit hours. The program can be completed in as few as 21 months on a full-time basis or 27 months on a part-time basis.

As a reminder, the curriculum includes one “culminating experience”—either a capstone or a 100-hour internship—and optional in-person immersions which take place each year during the summer quarter.

Below, we’ve outlined sample schedules for both the full- and part-time tracks to give you a better understanding of what each course sequence might look like. These sample course schedules are intended as general guidelines. Course availability is subject to change. All students will receive an official plan of study once enrolled in the program.

Sample Full-time Track: 21 Months

Quarter 1:

LIS 4000: Foundations of Library, Archival and Information Science
LIS 4015: User & Access Services

Quarter 2:

LIS 4050 Library & Information Technologies
LIS 4010: Organization of Information
LIS 4320: Outreach*

Quarter 3:

RMS 4900: Educational Research & Measurement
LIS 4040: Management of Information Organizations
LIS 4060: Reference*

Quarter 4:

LIS 4070: Cataloging & Classification*
LIS 4011: Info Access & Retrieval*
LIS 4321: Collection Management*

Quarter 5:

LIS 4206: Web Content Management*
LIS 4043: Advocacy and Marketing in LIS*
LIS 4702 Public Libraries*

Quarter 6:

LIS 4321: Collection Management*
LIS 4820: Digitization*
LIS 4005: Privilege & Equity*

Quarter 7:

LIS 4610: Career Development*
LIS 4901: Capstone or LIS 4910: 100-Hour Internship

Sample Part-Time Track: 27 Months

Quarter 1:

LIS 4000: Foundations of Library, Archival and Information Science
LIS 4015: User & Access Services

Quarter 2:

LIS 4010: Organization of Information
LIS 4320: Outreach*

Quarter 3:

LIS 4050 Library & Information Technologies
LIS 4060: Reference*

Quarter 4:

LIS 4040: Management of Information Organizations
LIS 4070: Cataloging & Classification*

Quarter 5:

RMS 4900: Educational Research & Measurement
LIS 4011: Information Access & Retrieval*

Quarter 6:

LIS 4810: Digital Libraries*
LIS 4005: Privilege & Equity*

Quarter 7:

LIS 4206: Web Content Management*
LIS 4043: Advocacy and Marketing in LIS*

Quarter 8:

LIS 4820: Digitization*
LIS 4702: Public Libraries*

Quarter 9:

LIS 4330: Information Literacy Instruction*
LIS 4610: Career Development*
LIS 4901: Capstone or LIS 4910: 100-Hour Internship

*Students in the MLIS@Denver program may select their own electives – the electives shown in the sample schedules are intended as general guidelines. Course descriptions and electives can be found on the curriculum page.

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