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School of Library and Information Science

School of Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science at Southern Miss 

Check out the current SLIS Graduate Handbook. (PDF)

**Registration is NOW OPEN for Spring 2020**
Contact your advisor for when you are ready to enroll in spring courses and be sure to check out the academic calendar for important spring dates.
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Course descriptions- Graduate Course Descriptions (PDF)
Course descriptions- Undergraduate Course Descriptions (PDF)

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.

Graduate Programs (100% Online)

Undergraduate Program (100% Online)

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$82, 251  IMLS grant (2016-19) for Dr. Griffis’ study of segregated Carnegie libraries in pre-Civil Rights America


211 students from 40 universities earned credit in British Studies LIS courses, 2007-18


108 columns, essays, and student research papers published in SLIS Connecting refereed e-journal, 2012-18