Applicants do NOT need to take the GRE exam.
Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission into SLIS (School of Library and Information Science):
- A Bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited institution in any discipline with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
- A general understanding of computers and technology. See Technology Literacy Requirements.
- The School requires that all students have computer access from home. See Home Computing Requirements.
Note: Our requirements do not list a GMAT or GRE test, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, or a resume. Therefore, please do not include any of these in your application process.
In addition to the requirements mentioned above, International Applicants (or applicants who earned their degrees in a country where the primary language is not English), must meet the following:
- TOEFL score of 600 (paper version) or 250 (computer version) or 100 (Internet-based) or
- IELTS score of 8.
Important Note for International Students: If you are taking the degree online from your own country –or any country outside the United States– there is no problem. You apply as a special session student and complete the program online from outside the United States.
However due to the restrictions placed on online classes by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the MLIS program cannot enroll international students who are in the United States and want to take classes while in the United States. The MLIS and MARA degrees are both available only in an online format.
See information about the application process by selecting the specific degree on the SLIS Admissions Process page.