Certificate of Special Study
For librarians and information 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 and advance their current knowledge and skills
- acquire new knowledge in special areas and services
- learn the impact and potential of new technologies on library and information services
- assume greater managerial 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.