Specialist in Library & Information Science
University of South Carolina-Columbia

Program Details

University of South Carolina – Columbia offers an online Specialist degree in Library and Information Science. This program is a post-master's degree designed for professionals in the field seeking advanced specialized knowledge. Curriculum covers areas that librarians and information managers need to know as the field becomes more modernized.


  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from a program approved by the American Library Association; related degrees may qualify with additional criteria
  • Official academic transcript from all colleges or universities attended
  • GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • GRE or MAT test scores
  • Generally, a minimum of two years of full-time experience in a library, school library or information agency
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

American Library Association (ALA)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges