Online Master's Degree in Library Science



Prepare for a career in librarianship at a top-ranked* program accredited by the American Library Association.


Have you considered a career as a librarian or information professional? Or perhaps you having been working in a library and are ready to take the next step in your career?  At the University of Kentucky’s School of Information Science, we offer courses to help you grow as a public, academic, school or even health sciences librarian.


There are only a number of library schools with ALA-accredited programs, and a few still that offer the Master’s in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, etc.) fully online. Graduate students in the Library & Information Science (LIS) program at UK SIS have the opportunity to earn their degree online and in as little as 36 credit hours. We pride ourselves on offering unique opportunities to our graduate students, including:


*A top 20 overall ranking in US News and World Report, #3 in health librarianship, #11 in library media, and #12 in children and youth services

"Fabulous program that has prepared me well for my career as a librarian." - Jasmyne Lewis Combs, alumna and Corrections Librarian for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

"Thanks to all my professors and the classes I took at UK, I feel prepared for my new job, just as I felt prepared for my past positions." - Sarah Flood, alumna and Director of the Breckinridge County Public Library

Get Started Today:

Click here to start your application to the UK Graduate School through Apply Yourself. Instructions for how to apply may be found here.

Talk directly with our admissions coordinator at on online information session about the program and admissions process.


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