School of Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science at Southern Miss
The University of Southern Mississippi is the only institution in the state with a program accredited by the American Library Association. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) offers a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), two graduate certificates, and a Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science (LIS) entirely online. Our graduates work in a wide variety of settings, including schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, government libraries, corporate libraries, hospitals, military, museums, archives and other information-related environments.
SLIS programs have no out-of-state fees or required visits to campus. We offer British Studies courses each summer and sponsor the Kaigler Book Festival each spring. Real-time classes are held online each week.
The University of Southern Mississippi's Master of Library and Information Science program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). USM is classified as a Carnegie R2: doctoral university, higher research activity, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).