2020-2021 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Library and Information Science Certificate

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Library and Information Science Certificate


APPLYING

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

Deadlines to apply

Fall: December 1, 2019, Winter: October 1, 2019; Spring: December 31, 2019

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation

3

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.

The Post-master's Certificate of Specialization is designed for holders of the M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. or other appropriate degree who want either (1) to redirect their careers and need the structure of a nine-course program and specialization paper to accomplish that, (2) to update knowledge and skills across the discipline and require the structure of a nine-course program and specialization paper to accomplish those goals, or who (3) recently graduated from a less comprehensive M.L.I.S. or M.L.S. degree program than that offered by UCLA and did not have the opportunity to specialize.

Applicants should hold a master's degree from a recognized program in library and information science. The committee may offer admission to (1) applicants holding the master's degree in library and information science from foreign countries when the degree has been evaluated by the Graduate Division as a bona fide master's degree, (2) applicants who attended unaccredited programs if documentation supports admission but for the lack of a degree from an accredited program, or (3) applicants from other disciplines who are interested in specific aspects of the specializations.

Meeting the requirements for a field of specialization does not automatically assure admission to the program. Part-time enrollment is encouraged to provide flexibility for the working information professional. Opportunities for relevant coursework outside the department and internships, both on and off campus, are available.

Program Name

Library and Information Science Certificate
(Information Studies)

Leading to the
degree of

Post-master's certificate of specialization

Major Code

C509

Address

207 Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Building
Box 951520
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Phone

(310) 825-5269

Email

isadmissions@gseis.ucla.edu

Website

is.gseis.ucla.edu