Program Overview

The Online Master of Science in Library Science in the College of Education and Human Services combines the highest level of quality—accreditation by the American Library Association--at a most competitive price. By comparing tuition costs you will see it is one of the lowest priced library science programs nationally and has been rated a “Best Buy” by The MS program in Library Science (MSLS) provides professional study encompassing the principles and techniques common to all types of libraries, with options to emphasize general librarianship, information management or library administration. This 36-credit program will equip you to work as a professional librarian in schools; public, academic and specialized libraries; and corporations, law enforcement, hospitals and other organizations. Founded in 1967, Clarion’s MSLS program was the first graduate library science program within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and accredited by the American Library Association since 1974. Clarion University and the Department of Library Science are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The MSLS program also offers Library Science K-12 Certification, a Certificate of Advanced Studies and a Joint MSLS/JD Degree Program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a four-year university that is located in the remote town of Clarion, Pennsylvania. Clarion University was founded in 1867 as a Methodist Seminary named Carrier Seminary of Western Pennsylvania. In 1902, the institution transitioned into a State Teachers College under the leadership of George Becht. In 1915 the school purchased Clarion became a college-level institution in 1920.

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers degree programs in the form of certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Clarion University’s Virtual Campus also provides associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and special programs, and graduate degrees completely online. An Online Orientation is available to all students enrolled in a completely online degree program.


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