Degree Programs | Graduate Certificates
The School of Library and Information Science offers seven specialized programs:
Master of Library and Information Science (36 credit hours)
The Master of Library and Information Science degree prepares professionals for leadership roles in libraries and other information organizations.
Joint MLIS and MA in History Degree Program (57 credit hours)
Students in this joint program will earn both the MLIS and MA in History degrees. Graduates of the program will subsequently increase their job market potential and be prepared to enter a new workforce.
Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration (15 credit hours)
The Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration was established both for individuals entering the archival profession and for those with experience in the field.
Graduate Certificate in Information Management (15 credit hours)
The online Graduate Certificate in Information Management serves the needs of those who wish to enter the rapidly expanding information field. This certificate seeks to provide students and information professionals with the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively for gathering, storing, and disseminating information.
Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults (15 credit hours)
The online Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults provides students with specialized training in the development of programs, the creation of effective collections, and the skills necessary to collaborate with community organizations who serve children and young adults.
Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science (30 credit hours)
The Specialist Certificate in Library and Information Science is a post-MLIS program designed for the practicing professional who desires specialized competence in a particular area of librarianship or information studies.
School Library Media Specialist Endorsement Requirements
Credentialing differs from state to state in the U.S.; Canadians meet different requirements.
The MLIS degree, as well as the Archival, Information Management, Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults, and Specialist Certificates, are granted by Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science. For additional information, students are referred to the Degree and Certificate Requirements regulations as stated in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.