Certificate of Special Study

For library and information science professionals who have earned an MLIS degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), the MLIS program offers a Certificate of Special Study (CSS) as part of its continuing education programs. These certificate programs are designed for those who want to:

  • develop, upgrade and update current skills and knowledge
  • acquire knowledge in the operation of and planning for special services
  • learn the impact and potential of new technologies on library services
  • assume more administrative responsibilities in the information field

The Certificate of Special Study requires 15 semester credits (five courses) beyond the Master of Library and Information Science degree. Students seeking post-master’s certificates of special study must apply for admission following the same procedures for master’s degree students. In consultation with the faculty advisors, students may design customized programs of study to meet their career objectives.