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Program Description

A Masters in Library Science is needed to direct or hold leadership positions in public, academic and special libraries from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

The MALS program consists of 42 credit hours that can be taken in a variety of distance sensitive formats.

18 hours of required coursework covers topics such as management, collections, reference, cataloging, information technology, research, and a field-based practicum.

24 hours of elective coursework is tailored to individual needs and allows the students to customize and focus their learning in areas of particular interest.

Important Links

Program Overview
Overview of the Master of Library Science [MALS] program from the Missouri College of Education

Application & Admissions Forms & Links
Important documents to consult during the admissions process

Course Descriptions
Brief descriptions of courses offered in the Masters program

Course Rotation
Table outlining the general rotation of Missouri courses.

Course Schedules -- Calendar of Required Courses [Fall 2010 - Spring 2014]
Required Courses

Mizzou Online Course Schedule
Full listing of all MALS courses offered for Nebraska students

SISLT Course Schedule
MALS Courses offered at any MU location (including Nebraska and web-only)

Nebraska Library Commission Schedule of Professional Development Activities
School Library / Library Science professional development opportunites offered with class sessions meeting in Nebraska. Search "coursework" for current schedule.

Program of Study
Program of Study (M-1 Form) [PDF Form]
Program of Study (M-1 Form) [RTF Form]
Program of Study Substitution Form

MALS Practicum Guide
MALS Practicum in Information Agencies Application Form (MSWord Document)
Student's Evaluation of Supervising Librarian Form (MSWord Document)

MU Graduate Commencement Information
University information concerning graduation, including ordering regalia, announcements, transcripts, and diplomas.

Graduate School Gateway
MU Graduate School Commencement Information Page. Includes the date and time of specific ceremonies.

Commencement Information Specific to Master's Students
RSVP for commencement, graduation checklists and reminders.