Information Is Power

Earn a Master of Library and Information Studies online through The University of Alabama Online.

The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at The University of Alabama offers you an innovative pathway to upward mobility in the rewarding career of librarianship. Using cutting-edge technology, the MLIS program creates virtual classrooms through live, interactive class meetings. The MLIS program offers optional concentrations in Archival Studies or School Library Media.


Earn your degree from a name you know and rise with the Tide!

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This program boasts a proud history of educating and training librarians for service across the country. The curriculum will establish a solid foundation of the core principles of librarianship while also providing the opportunity for you to tailor the coursework with electives that suit your interests and career goals.

The Archival Studies concentration will prepare you for work with manuscripts, rare books, historical records and digital media. The program curriculum will equip you with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of preserving these artifacts for future generations.

The School Library Media concentration prepares you for Alabama Class A Certification in School Library Media (or equivalent) and is designed to fit the schedule of a full-time educator. Graduates will be specifically taught to enhance and expand K-12 library and information environments to meet student needs.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through The University of Alabama Online is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. UA Online graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.

Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their UA Online stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our UA Online students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.