Master of Library and Information Science

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Linda Most Fall Semester:  March 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Email: 
lrmost@valdosta.edu
Spring Semester:  October 15 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-333-5966

Summer Semester: None

Master of Library and Information Science Program

Admission Requirements

**Please be advised: Due to new regulations governing online education, VSU cannot deliver online courses to students residing in certain states. Contact The Graduate School before applying to this program to confirm whether your state has approved VSU for online education delivery.

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last two years of undergraduate coursework OR at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in a Master's program from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • GPA calculations include all coursework at that level (undergraduate or graduate) in which a letter grade was assigned.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.

MLIS Application Essays

(Guidelines)

  • Two application essays that describe your interest in the program:
Resume
  • Submit a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae

Three Recommendations

(General Recommendation Form Required)

  • Letters from former professors are preferred.
  • Letters from professionals acquainted with your academic or vocational background and interests must be accompanied by a general recommendation form 

VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Letter of Exception

(Instructions)

  • All applicants must submit this item in the event that, when re-calculated, his or her undergraduate GPA might not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

Probationary Admission

An applicant may be considered for probationary admission upon submission of all elements of the application with the Letter of Exception, referenced above. Failure to submit a Letter of Exception when one is needed will result in one's application being incomplete and the application and materials will not be sent for review.

    International Applicants 

    The MLIS program is primarily a web-based program. Student visas cannot be issued for programs that are fully online.

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam  – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
    • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

    Admission Classifications

          • Regular Status

          • Probationary Status (see Probationary Admission section for details)

          • Irregular Admission is not available for this program.

          • Non-degree admission is not available for this graduate major.

          Admission Questions 

          For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

          • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5

           

           

           

           

           

           

          • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

           

           

           

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