Online Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Studies
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: American
Library Association (ALA) Institutional Membership(s): SOC THIS PROGRAM
IS PART OF THE ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET/ELECTRONIC CAMPUS
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's
Enrollment: 200 seats total Application Deadline: 6/1/2007 How Students
and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Threaded Discussion
Board Subject: Library Science METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- Students whose legal residence in the following states:
Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia,
Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, upon admission may enroll at
in-state tuition rates. Students must be certified by your home
ACM Coordinator. For information on the certification process
please contact your state
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
This course uses Blackboard
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The ultimate goal of our master's program is to provide you with
the foundation to begin your career as an information professional.
You will build the broad understanding of Information Studies
necessary to become a general practitioner, and you will have
sufficient depth in a selected area to begin developing some
specialization in the field. Graduates who earn a masters in
Information Studies are qualified to practice in a variety of
contexts, including libraries.
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- To participate in FSU's online programs, you need access to
certain technologies. To minimize technical problems you may
experience, FSU provides online technical support.
To be successful in your online class, you must have:
Regular access to a computer
An Internet connection (ISP or Internet Service Provider)
An Internet browser
An FSU/ACNS computer account, which includes your login/username,
password, and email account
For detailed recommended system requirements, please visit the Guide
to Technology Requirements for Online Courses on the Online Learning
@ FSU web site.
If you plan to use computer equipment that you do not own for
participation in the program, be certain that you have permission to
use the equipment for course work purposes. You must also be sure
that you have permission to save data to the local hard drive.
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- Online students at FSU can find support for every aspect of the
University experience. Your computer and an Internet connection link
you to the most comprehensive electronic campus in higher education.
The FSU library may be reached at el: 850-644-2706. Currently
enrolled students who are located 50 miles or more from Tallahassee
can request materials to be sent to them. Some of your online
courses may require you to purchase a Course Packet, which could
include a study guide, textbooks, and/or media (video, audiotapes,
CD-ROMs). Information about what, if any, course materials are
required for your courses can be found through: Campus bookstores (FSU
Bookstore and Bill抯 Bookstore), Departmental web sites, Course
instructors, Academic Coordinators. Course materials can be ordered
online and will be shipped directly to you. (You pay the cost of the
course materials, plus shipping. The FSU bookstore can be reached at
1-800-255-3781. A mentor or teaching assistant is available online
(and often by phone) to help clarify course materials and refer you
to resources for all other aspects of the university experience.
Visit the website for additional student resources information.
- Distance students enrolled in at least 6 semester hours have
access to many of the same types of financial aid as residential
students. If you need financial aid to help defray the costs of your
education, begin to investigate the aid you may be eligible for as
soon as possible. Office of Financial Aid, Suite 4400A University
Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2430, (850) 644-0539, Fax (850)
644-6404, Email firstname.lastname@example.org FAFSA FSU Federal School, Code:
001489, For more information on Financial Aid opportunities, visit
the web site.
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an approved
Presentation of evidence of a grade point average of at least 3.0
(4.0=A) on the last two years of the baccalaureate degree (or of a
3.0 on a Master's degree from an accredited university),
A combined minimum score of 1000 on the verbal/quantitative
portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
All students must submit a GRE score regardless of GPA.
Presentation of a minimum TOEFL score of 550 by International
ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
- Students are responsible for selecting an advisor by the time
they register for their second semester. Once an advisor has been
chosen and agreed to advise the student, the student shall complete
the Advisor form.
The form upon which a student must indicate their interest and
advisor can be picked found at http://www.fsu.edu/~lis/. Once the
form has been completed, it should be returned to the Student
Records Manager (Marion Davis), in the office. Students should be
aware that they can amend their choices at any time by simply
completing another form and submitting it to the Student Records
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
- 1. There are a very limited number of "exceptions" to admission
requirements available for special cases.
2. Language Requirement: There is no foreign language requirement
for the Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Studies.
3. Applicants may be required to furnish additional personal
information upon request.
4. The Florida State University is committed to increasing the
proportion of applicants who have historically been
under-represented among Florida's libraries. Applicants representing
such groups will be considered for exception to the general
SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES