Advance your career with a master’s degree tailored to your goals—concentrate on one or two areas of LIS or pursue a customized, broad-based program.

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree provides library, information, knowledge, archival and related professionals with the opportunity to

  • Deepen their knowledge in particular areas of specialized study,
  • Undertake broader-based study in areas of interest that may cross disciplinary boundaries and
  • Advance their career opportunities with a second master’s degree.

The degree is particularly relevant to professionals who earned a master’s degree in library science or library and information science, or a related degree more than 10 years ago or who would like to expand their competencies to take on new roles in the workforce.

Students may choose to pursue a focused MPS (concentrating on one or two areas of LIS) or a customized program (broad-based) MPS.


Students may earn up to two certificates toward the focused MPS degree in the following areas:

While the same course may count toward two certificates simultaneously, the MPS still requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

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