USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Library and Information Science (MMLIS)
The Master of Management in Library and Information Science is designed to educate professional librarians for leadership from every level of the organization in academic, urban and corporate environments. Graduates will identify and analyze critical issues and leverage resources and expertise to build community assets.
The program provides a solid foundation of course work followed by elective options culminating in the capstone project. Each semester students enroll in LIM 591 Research and Professional Applications in which they investigate critical issues, connect with leaders, undertake research with faculty and otherwise extend their learning and understanding.
The capstone project provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning during the MMLIS experience and achievement of the core competencies for the program.
Courses are offered entirely online each fall and spring semester and during the summer. The program is offered through small cohorts.
To qualify for admission to the MMLIS program, prospective students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. (Neither the GMAT nor the GRE is required for application/admission to this program.) International applicants are required to submit a TOEFL score and must have earned a score of at least 100, with at least 20 in each section. (Students who have completed their entire bachelor’s degree program at regionally accredited universities located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the language of instruction and the official language of the country are exempt.) Proof of financial support is required of admitted international applicants.
Applicants will also submit a professional resume, a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and transcripts from each institution of higher education attended.
For more information and pre-screening visit librarysciencedegree.usc.edu, write to MMLIS.Program@marshall.usc.edu or contact an enrollment adviser at (877) 830-8647.
The MMLIS degree requires 40 semester units — 28 units of required foundation courses, 9 units of electives, and 3 units of capstone. Foundation courses, other than LIM 591 , must be completed prior to taking electives. The program allows for specialization by environment within courses.