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Students must take four core courses from among the areas of professional foundations, information organization, policy, research methods, user needs assessment, and management for career-planning purposes, and choose additional courses either from one or more areas of specialization or by designing an individualized program of study that best meets their career goals. Courses are offered in three broad concentrations: information architecture and technology, information needs and services, and youth information needs and services. The current areas of specialization include general librarianship, information organization, leadership and management, reference and instruction, school media, technology and networking, Web design, and youth services. Additional specializations are developed according to professional needs.

Program tracks available include

The Master of Science in Information requires successful completion of at least thirty-six semester hours of graduate coursework. Up to forty-eight credit hours may be required for the School Library Media track.

The FSU School of Information is ranked 3rd nationally in School Library Media, 3rd nationally in Services for Children and Youth, and 14th nationally for Library and Information Studies programs. For more information, complete the Information Request Form.

In addition to the Academic Common Market (ACM) program, the School offers a reduced market rate tuition program to qualified out-of-state students who do not qualify for certification in their state or whose state of residence is not a member of the ACM.


Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Library Association

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

Courses generally have a synchronous online class meeting time scheduled one night on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from either 6pm to 8pm ET or 8pm to 10pm ET. Attendance in weekly synchronous class meetings is required and students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable internet connection with a headset/microphone connection. For more information about online education with the School of Information, please visit the School's website.

Time to Completion

Course work for the degree must be completed within 7 years from the time the student first registers for graduate credit. It is recommended that students take 2 courses for a total of 6 credit hours each semester. This allows most students to finish the program in six semesters (2 years), but may vary depending upon the selected program track.


Information professionals work in some of the most diverse and fascinating professional fields available today. For more information about careers, please visit the School's website.


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Special market rates may be available. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

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