Master of Library Science Degree

 Applications for admission to the Master of Library Science (MLS) program are currently suspended. The MLS degree program is being redeveloped and expects to reopen admissions sometime in the future. As more information is available this page will be updated. 

Updated recent history:
As a result of the 2010 ALA review of the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree program, a conditional accreditation was awarded. The key concerns reported were compliance with Standards I and III.5 (see ALA Standards for the Master’s program). 

As a result of the 2013 ALA review of the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree program, the Committee on Accreditation recommended to withdraw accreditation from the current master’s degree program effective December 2015. Students already enrolled in the program and who complete all degree requirements by December 2015 will graduate with an ALA accredited MLS degree.

The university has decided to suspend admissions to the MLS degree program (as well as the Sixth Year Diploma program) while the MLS degree program is undergoing revision. An advisory committee and a task force will be in place to assist the department in this revision and in reapplying for ALA accreditation of the Master of Library Science degree program.

The department/Graduate School  is still accepting admissions to the certification-only program (Initial Educator and Cross-Endorsement) for school media. Application is through the regular Graduate School application (select either Initial Educator or Cross-Endorsement on the list of programs applying to). Students who had applied for the MLS plus certification will need to re-apply for certification only. The Graduate School retained all submitted materials. You should only need to resubmit the online Graduate School application. (The previously paid application fee was returned to you as the MLS degree was also included on the application.)

Admissions to the certification-only programs is detailed on the School of Education website under Professional Program Admission Requirments.

The school media certification program is licensed and accredited by the Board of Governors, Dept. of Higher Education, State of Connecticut.

For information about all graduate programs see 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Last updated: May 14, 2014