Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)

    The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of the University of Rhode Island (URI), with the cooperation and support of the UNH Library, offers courses each semester in Durham. The courses meet requirements for a URI Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.). The degree requires 42 hours of credit, most of which may be completed at UNH and/or through online courses. Depending on the individual program of study, a student may need to take one or more courses at other campuses (URI Kingston, URI Providence, or Worcester State College).


    To be eligible for the degree program, students must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, achieving a grade point average of B or better. For fuller information and a link to the online admissions packet, go to the Graduate School of Library & Information Studies home page. It is not necessary to be enrolled in the degree program to take courses. However, no more than two LSC courses taken in non-matriculating status may be transferred into the degree program.

    The program leading to the M.L.I.S. degree is accredited by the American Library Association. The program leading to school library media certification is additionally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Register for these courses through URI:

    Online registration for URI courses is at the Graduate School of Library & Information Studies home page.  If you are new to the system, use the Student Step by Step Guide to e-Campus at

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Legare, Student Affairs (telephone 401-874-2878 or e-mail; Gale Eaton, Assistant Director and Coordinator for Regional Studies (telephone 401-874-4651 or e-mail, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881; or Bill Ross, Regional Counselor for the UNH program (telephone 603-862-0346 or e-mail, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire, 03824.

Courses offered in Durham:

    For up-to-date information about course offerings, see Graduate School of Library & Information Studies home page. Two core courses and at least one elective are planned for New Hampshire each fall and spring; with the approval of their advisors and faculty supervisors, students may also register for New Hampshire sections of directed studies (LSC 593, Independent Work, and LSC 595, Professional Field Experience). During the summer, New Hampshire students may want to take a course online or a short course in Rhode Island (near the beaches).

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