The University of North Texas - Department of Library and Information Sciences (UNT/DLIS) is bringing its ALA-accredited Master’s degree program and popular online format to the Middle South through the ELMS Cohort Program beginning Spring 2014.
You can earn your Master’s degree by attending a nine day Web institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and complete the rest of your degree online! The Web institute portion of the Master’s program includes an orientation, technology training, and instruction in the Master’s program core courses, as well as time to network with your Institute colleagues and faculty.
The Master’s degree program prepares information professionals for work in a variety of roles and application settings, including various information agencies and all types of libraries. The program requires that all students complete 36 hours of coursework including nine hours of core courses.
Students will enroll in the University of North Texas blended learning program, a 36 credit-hour program combining:
- Intensive in-person, four-day institute in January 2014 held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and complete the rest of the degree online
- Distance learning (on-line) courses delivered via the Web (at least two courses per semester for six academic semesters)
The Web Institute portion of the Master’s program includes an orientation, technology training, and instruction in the Master’s program core courses as well as time to socialize with Institute students and faculty. This group will form social bonds during the intensive Institute study that will continue and expand throughout the online portion of the program using a variety of communication tools. The University of North Texas is committed to this cohort approach as it provides the foundation for a vibrant learning community.
Today UNT is one of the largest universities in Texas, enrolling more than 36,000 students. With a history that began more than 80 years ago, the Department of Library and Information Sciences (DLIS) holds a prominant and venerable position at the University. The school’s mission is to prepare graduates for significant roles and leadership positions in an era when decisions regarding the selction, organization, and retrieval of information are of critical importance to society. Since 1965, the American Library Association has continuously accredited the Master’s program.
UNT/DLIS is ranked as one of the Best Graduate Schools for Library and Information Studies Programs by the U.S. News and World Report. The Health Librarianship program is ranked third in the nation. Currently students can pursue the master’s degree by attending classes on campus, taking Web-based courses or a combination.
The UNT/DLIS has an enrollment of about 1,000 students and awards about 200 master’s degrees annually.