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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Library and Information Science


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should submit GRE scores

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose and a resume.

M.L.I.S.: While work experience is not a requirement for admission, consideration is given to such experience in reviewing the total application.

The admissions committee may request a report of an interview by the chair of the department or by a person designated by the chair as qualified to conduct an interview. Interviews are rarely conducted, and only for the purpose of clarifying a candidate's academic background and career objectives.

Admitted applicants are expected to submit evidence of completion of a college-level course in statistics (three semester units or four quarter units), covering descriptive and inferential statistics, within the last five years with a minimum grade of C. This is an entrance requirement and should be completed before beginning the M.L.I.S. program. However, this course requirement may be satisfied in the Fall Quarter of the student's first year.

Management, M.B.A./Library Information Science, M.L.I.S.

The M.L.I.S./M.B.A. is a concurrent degree program jointly sponsored by the Department of Information Studies and the Anderson Graduate School of Management and is designed to provide an integrated set of courses for students who seek careers which draw on general and specialized skills in the two professional fields.

Latin American Studies, M.A./Library Information Science, M.L.I.S.

The M.L.I.S./M.A. Latin American Studies is an articulated degree program of the Department of Information Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

Program Name

Library and Information Science
(Information Studies)

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