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.

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.

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.

Full-Time Track: 21 Months*

Quarter 1:
6 Credits

LIS 4000: Foundations
LIS 4010: Organization of Information

Quarter 2:
9 Credits

LIS 4050: Library & Information Technologies
LIS 4040: Management of Information Organizations
LIS 4320: Outreach

Quarter 3:
10 Credits

LIS 4060: Reference
LIS 4015: User & Access Services
RMS 4900: Educational Research & Measurement

Quarter 4:
9 Credits

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

Quarter 5:
9 Credits

LIS 4206: Web Content Management
LIS 4700: Advocacy and Marketing in LIS
LIS 4520: Youth Materials & Services
Or
LIS 4330: Information Literacy Instruction

Quarter 6:
9 Credits

LIS 4700: Planning for Evidence-Based Practice
LIS 4810: Digital Libraries
LIS 4700: Privilege & Equity

Quarter 7:
6 Credits

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

Part-Time Track: 27 Months*

Quarter 1:
6 Credits

LIS 4000: Foundations
LIS 4010: Organization of Information

Quarter 2:
6 Credits

LIS 4050: Library & Information Technologies
LIS 4040: Management of Information Organizations

Quarter 3:
6 Credits

LIS 4060: Reference
LIS 4320: Outreach

Quarter 4:
7 Credits

LIS 4015: User and Access Services
RMS 4900: Educational Research & Measurement

Quarter 5:
6 Credits

LIS 4070: Cataloging and Classification
LIS 4011: Info Access & Retrieval

Quarter 6:
6 Credits

LIS 4321: Collection Management
LIS 4520: Youth Materials & Services
Or
LIS 4330: Information Literacy Instruction

Quarter 7:
6 Credits

LIS 4206: Web Content Management
LIS 4700: Advocacy and Marketing in LIS

Quarter 8:
6 Credits

LIS 4700: Planning for Evidence-Based Practice
LIS 4810: Digital Libraries

Quarter 9:
9 Credits

LIS 4700: Privilege & Equity
LIS 4610: Career Development
LIS 4910: Culminating Internship
Or
LIS 4910: Capstone

*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.

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