Library and Information Science (LBSC)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Information Studies

Abstract

The fully American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of Maryland prepares graduates to be socially engaged and technologically focused information professionals, ready to create, educate, and innovate. The MLIS is a professional degree that provides students with a comprehensive foundation in both research and practice in library and information science. This foundation prepares students for careers with government agencies, archives, museums, libraries, startups, and any organization engaged in information activities.
 
At the iSchool we seek students who will serve as the next generation of leaders in information science and who will succeed in the dynamic and evolving global information society.
 
The MLIS program is designed for students from a wide variety of academic and career backgrounds, and is flexible enough to accommodate students working full or part-time. Students can complete their MLIS degree in-person, fully online, or through a hybrid approach.
 
Each student in the MLIS Program selects one of our unique specializations.  Our specialization offerings are:

  • Archives and Digital Curation
  • Individualized Program Plan
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • School Library
  • Youth Experience 
  • Intelligence Analytics
  • Legal Informatics

To request information about the MLIS program, please reach out to us at https://umdgrad.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=umdinformationstudies or at mlisprogram@umd.edu.

Financial Assistance

For more information on financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid section of the College of Information Studies website.

Contact

Student Services Office
College of Information Studies

4110 Hornbake Building, South Wing
4130 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.4915
Fax: 301.314.9145
Email: mlisprogram@umd.edu

Website: https://ischool.umd.edu/

Courses: INFM INST LBSC

Relationships: Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online) (Z093)     History and Library & Information Science (HILS)    Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM)    Information Management (INFM)    Information Studies (INFS)    Library and Information Science (online) (LBSO)

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (optional)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • GRE Subject (optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application Essay

Admission decisions are based upon a thorough review of the applicant’s academic record, 3 letters of recommendation, resume/CV, a statement of purpose and a 500 word application essay. Other factors, such as other graduate degrees and work experience, may be considered.

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents January 6, 2023 September 23, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants January 6, 2023 September 23, 2022

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: https://ischool.umd.edu/
Application Process: https://gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

The College operates six research centers: the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), and the Center for Advanced  Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), the Cloud Computing Center (CCC), the Trace Center, and the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). iSchool faculty and doctoral students also participate in or have affiliations with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory (CLIP), as well as the Departments of Computer Science, English, and Sociology, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the College of Education.
 
Faculty and students participate in cooperative research with staff of the University Libraries, the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and other campus units. Students have access through cooperative arrangements and programs to the resources of Archives II, the National Agricultural Library, the Library of Congress, and other prominent research facilities.

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Bertot John Full Member Ph.D., Syracuse University. Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Information Management
Professor, Information Studies
Professor, Library and Information Science
Bonsignore Elizabeth Full Member PhD Information Studies, 2011; MS Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School, 1991; EdM Education/Human Resources, 1989; BS English Language and Literature/Letters, United States Naval Academy, 1985. Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Buchtel John Adjunct Member PhD, University of Virginia Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Butler Brian Full Member M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1995; Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1999 Associate Dean, Library and Information Science
Professor, Library and Information Science
Choe Eun Kyoung Adjunct Member Ph.D., University of Washington, 2014 Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Clegg Tamara Full Member B.S., North Carolina State University, 2002; Ph.D. Georgie Institute of Technology, 2009 Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, School Librarianship
Assistant Professor, Youth Experience
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Dearstyne Bruce W. Adjunct Member B.A., Hartwick College, 1966; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1974. Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Debonis Rocco Adjunct Member MLS, University of Maryland; MFA, University of Virginia. Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Diker Vedat Adjunct Member PhD, SUNY - Albany Director, Library and Information Science
Senior Lecturer, Information Management
Senior Lecturer, Information Studies
Druin Allison J. Full Member B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, 1985; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987; Ph.D.,University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 1997. Associate Dean, Information Studies
Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elmqvist Niklas Full Member PhD., Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2006 Director, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Findlater Leah Full Member B.Sc., Computer Science, 2001; M.Sc., Computer Science, 2004; Ph.D., Computer Science, 2009. Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Frias-Martinez Vanessa Full Member M.S., Columbia University, 2003; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008 Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Golbeck Jennifer Full Member PhD., Computer Science, University of Maryland Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Gorham-Oscilowski Ursula Full Member PhD., Information Studies, JD, University of Maryland School of Law; University of Maryland; MLS, University of Maryland; MPM, Master of Public Management. Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Greenberg Stephen Adjunct Member PhD, History, Fordham University. Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Hamiel Michelle Adjunct Member Adjunct Professor, Library and Information Science
Heger Kenneth Full Member PhD, University of Maryland Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Lecturer, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Henderson Ethan Adjunct Member MS., Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Hill Renee Full Member PhD., University of Florida. Senior Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Senior Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Senior Lecturer, School Librarianship
Senior Lecturer, Youth Experience
Johnston Jesse Adjunct Member PhD, Musicology, University of Michigan. Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Kacorri Hernisa Full Member PhD Computer Science, City University of New York, 2016; MS Computer Science, City University of New York, 2014; MS Advanced Computer Systems, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2011; BS Computer Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2007. Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Killam Howard William Adjunct Member MA, Marymount University Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Kirschenbaum Matthew G. Full Member B.A., SUNY Albany, 1992; M.A., University of Virginia, 1994; Ph.D., 1999. Professor, English Language and Literature
Affiliate Associate Professor, American Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Affiliate Associate Professor, Information Management
Affiliate Associate Professor, Information Studies
Affiliate Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Kolowitz Brian Adjunct Member PhD., Robert Morris University Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Kraus Kari Michaele Full Member B.A., Texas A&M University, 1991; M.A., Texas A&M University, 1995; Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2006. Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Kules Bill Full Member PhD., Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2006. Visiting Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Visiting Associate Professor, Information Management
Visiting Associate Professor, Information Studies
Visiting Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Kurtz Michael Adjunct Member Ph.D. Georgetown University. Visiting Professor, Information Studies
Visiting Professor, Library and Information Science
Visiting Professor, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Visiting Associate Professor, Information Management
Lawley Katy Newton Full Member Ph.D. University of Maryland. Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Lazar Amanda Full Member PhD, University of Washington, 2015; BS University of California, San Diego, 2011. Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Liesener James Full Member PhD., University of Michigan. Professor Emeritus, Library and Information Science
Lowry Charles B. Full Member B.S., Spring Hill College, 1964; M.S.L.S., University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 1965; M.A.,University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1974; Ph.D., University of Florida,1979. Professor Emeritus, Library and Information Science
Marciano Richard Full Member PhD, University of Iowa. Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Information Management
Professor, Information Studies
Professor, Library and Information Science
Professor, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Mitchell Erik Full Member Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Oard Douglas William Full Member M.Elect.E., Rice University, 1979;B.A., 1979; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 1996. Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Information Management
Professor, Information Studies
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Library and Information Science
Affiliate Professor, Computer Science
Owens Trevor Adjunct Member PhD., George Mason University. Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Piety Philip Adjunct Member M.A., Georgetown University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2008 Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Preece Jennifer J. Full Member B.Sc., University of Ulster, 1971; Ph.D., Open University, 1985. Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Information Management
Professor, Information Studies
Professor, Library and Information Science
Prentice Ann Full Member PhD., Columbia University. Professor Emerita, Information Management
Professor Emerita, Library and Information Science
Proferes Nicholas Full Member PhD., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2015 Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Lecturer, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Punzalan Ricardo L. Full Member PhD. University of Michigan. Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Shilton Katie Full Member B.A., Oberlin College, 2003; MLS, UCLA, 2007; PhD., UCLA, 2011 Director, Information Studies
Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Associate Professor, Curation and Management of Digital Assets (online)
Soergel Dagobert Full Member B.S., University of Freiburg, 1960; M.S., 1964; Ph.D., 1967. Professor Emeritus, Library and Information Science
Srikantaiah Taverekere Adjunct Member B.S., Mysore University, India; M.S, Karnatak University, India; M.I.S., M.P.A., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of Southern California. Visiting Professor, Information Management
Visiting Professor, Information Studies
Visiting Professor, Library and Information Science
St. Jean Beth Full Member B.A., Smith College, 1988; M.S. University of Michigan, 2006; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2012. Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Subramaniam Mega M. Full Member Ph.D. Florida State Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Associate Professor, School Librarianship
Associate Professor, Youth Experience
Tausczik Yla Full Member PhD. Social and Personality Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Vanderheiden Gregg Full Member PhD., University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor, Information Management
Professor, Information Studies
Professor, Library and Information Science
Vitak Jessica Full Member Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2012. Assistant Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Walston Claude E. Full Member B.S., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1946; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1950; Ph.D., Ohio State University-Columbus,1953. Professor Emeritus, Library and Information Science
Wang Ping Full Member Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles UCLA 2005. Associate Professor, History and Library & Information Science
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Associate Professor, Information Management
Associate Professor, Information Studies
Associate Professor, Library and Information Science
Weaver Kathy Full Member PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Director, Information Management
Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science
Weeks Ann C. Adjunct Member B.S., Indiana State University, 1971; M.L.S., Indiana State University, 1973; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982. Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction
Professor of Practice, Information Management
Professor of Practice, Information Studies
Professor of Practice, Library and Information Science
Professor of Practice, School Librarianship
Professor of Practice, Youth Experience
Weintrop David Full Member Ph.D., Northwestern University Assistant Professor, Information Management
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
White Gary Adjunct Member Ph.D Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University Lecturer, Library and Information Science
White Marilyn D. Full Member B.A., Our Lady of the Lake College, 1962; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1963; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, 1971. Associate Professor Emerita, Library and Information Science
Winter Susan Full Member PhD, University of Arizona Lecturer, History and Library & Information Science
Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction
Lecturer, Information Management
Lecturer, Information Studies
Lecturer, Library and Information Science